Re: UDP Packet Order

From: Brad Hards (bhards@bigpond.net.au)
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 17:12:18 EST


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On Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:54, Maxwell, Craig wrote:
> Nivedita,
>
> Thanks for your explanation.
>
> I suppose this isn't normally a big deal because 99.99% of the UDP
> applications out there handle out-of-sequence UDP packets just fine.
You have to. It's a connectionless protocol, so there is no assurance that
packets will travel anything like the same path, or even arrive at all.

If your application is this badly broken, you should recognise that you are
"bandaid-ing" the gaping flesh wound. It might be better to write a proxy
that hides the reality of networking from your bespoke application.

Brad
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