What is the Discard protocol used for?

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    Really? – cYrus Dec 1 '13 at 20:35
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    No I'm just wasting my time on here. Of course really. – tomthetommy Dec 1 '13 at 20:44

As per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discard_Protocol :

The Discard Protocol is the TCP/UDP equivalent of the Unix filesystem node /dev/null. Such a service is guaranteed to receive what is sent to it and can be used for debugging TCP and/or UDP code requiring a guaranteed reception of payload sent.

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