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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: 2) by bitstream on Monday March 28 2016, @08:25AM

    by bitstream (6144) on Monday March 28 2016, @08:25AM (#323774) Journal

    Having a reboot etc when you have 10s of terminals and stuff up right in debugging is royal pain. So operating systems that can't stay stable will not be acceptable. It's also a stress to keep saving all the time because.. maybe.. ¤%¤%.

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