avg at quake.net
Thu Aug 29 08:49:37 UTC 1996
Dick St.Peters <stpeters at NetHeaven.com> wrote:
>> One dirty little secret is that most
>> phone calls and videoconferences ram their way past data transmissions
>> by using a bully of a communications method called UDP. Unlike the more
>> polite Transmission Control Protocol, TCP, which drops back
>> when it detects congestion, UDP continues at full speed, elbowing
>> ahead of TCP traffic.
>Sigh, I guess you need to have part of your network shut down by the
>above-described effect to appreciate just how unusually accurate a
>portrayal that description is.
ping -f does it much better.
UDP is not bad per se. Broken applications are.
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