Features of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Lightweight UDP (UDP- Lite) Transport Protocols

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Last updated 2016-10-27 (latest revision 2016-10-05)
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This document describes how the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and the Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) transport protocols expose services to applications and how an application can configure and use the features offered by the transport service. The document is intended as a contribution to the Transport Services (TAPS) working group to assist in analysis of the UDP and UDP-Lite transport interface.


Gorry Fairhurst (gorry@erg.abdn.ac.uk)
Tom Jones (tom@erg.abdn.ac.uk)

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