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Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach

Computer Networking : A Top-down Approach

Authors: James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
ISBN: 9780132856201
Edition: 6
Chapter: Transport Layer
Exercise: Review
Question: 4

 

Question

Describe why an application developer might choose to run an application over UDP rather than TCP.

Answer

The TCP’(transmission control protocol)  can choke the application’s sending rate at times of bottleneck.

The UDP( user datagram protocol) does not keep joining state and does not track any of the limits.

Even though data transfer by TCP is dependable, some applications do not need dependable TCP data transfer. So, UDP (user datagram protocol) rather than TCP (transmission control protocol):

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