What is UDP Protocol

UDP - User Datagram Protocol

UDP pronounced as separate letters.UDP is also a type of protocol like TCP, used during the communication between two system. But UDP is undoubtedly different than TCP protocol in working mechanism.

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) communication is not reliable and secure. Because UPD does not acknowledge back to the server.

Best example of UDP protocols are Video streaming ,voip calls,online gaming.

(i.e When you visit Youtube and playing a video then Youtube server will send the packets continiously to your ip address without verifing weather you received the packet/ packet lost during the transmission).

There is no handshaking process in UDP communication,thus UDP is a stateless protocol.


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