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Tom LiFebruary 14, 2017

UDP, or User Datagram Protocol, is a communications protocol in the IP (Internet Protocol) suite which occurs in the fourth layer of the OSI Reference Model.

Unlike TCP, UDP is a connection-less transmission protocol which means it does not need to establish a connection before transmitting data. As such, it sacrifices data integrity in exchange for speed.

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