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posted by martyb on Sunday March 27 2016, @12:27PM   Printer-friendly
from the could-this-site-run-without-both-of-them? dept.

Discussion on the advantages of TCP vs UDP (and vice versa) has a history which is almost as long as the eternal Linux-vs-Windows debate. As I have long been a supporter of the point of view that both UDP and TCP have their own niches (see, for example, [NoBugs15]), here are my two cents on this subject.

Note for those who already know the basics of IP and TCP: please skip to the 'Closing the Gap: Improving TCP Interactivity' section, as you still may be able to find a thing or two of interest.

It's a primer, or a refresher, or a skip. We have all kinds here. Enjoy, or don't.


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by McD on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:08PM

    by McD (540) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:08PM (#323536)

    You know what the great thing is about UDP jokes?

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    I don't care if you don't get them!

    #include <rimshot.h>

    I'm here all week, tip your waiters!

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by patrick on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:26PM

    by patrick (3990) on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:26PM (#323542)

    "Can I tell you a TCP Joke?"
    "Yes, please tell me a TCP Joke."
    "Ok, I'll tell you a TCP Joke."

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    If you didn't understand the TCP joke, I'll keep telling it slower and slower until you get it.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by ikanreed on Sunday March 27 2016, @03:52PM

      by ikanreed (3164) on Sunday March 27 2016, @03:52PM (#323562)

      "Okay, I'll tell you a UDP Joke"
      "Can I tell you a UDP Joke?"

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 27 2016, @08:08PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 27 2016, @08:08PM (#323621)

        "Can I tell you a UDP Joke?"
        "I thought we were talking about cats and T. Gondii?"

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Francis on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:48PM

    by Francis (5544) on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:48PM (#323548)

    You know what the great thing about UDP jokes is?

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