Higher Level UDP in Windows® 7
Features and role of UDP in the network connection in Windows 7
The Internet Protocols are the primary network protocols used on the Internet. The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is the high level protocols like the TCP, HTTP and FTP which are integrated with the Internet protocols in order to provide the additional capabilities. The TCP and UDP are the basic networking protocols which are used in arrangement with the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) to administer the high-level exchange of data. The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is a simple OSI transport layer protocol based on the Internet Protocol for the server or the client network applications. UDP could be used in computer games or video conferencing applications particularly tuned for real-time presentation. The UDP is one of the oldest network protocols and is an alternative to the TCP. The protocol permits the individual packets to be dropped without any retries. The protocol allows receiving the UDP packets in diverse patterns, different from the pattern as they were sent and dictated by the application.
Below mentioned are the main features and the benefits of the user datagram protocol in the network connectivity in Windows 7:
- UDP Datagram
- Features of UDP datagram header
- Network connectivity in Windows 7
The UDP datadrams organizes the UDP network traffic. A datagram consists of one message unit and the header information that is included in the first eight byte of the datagram. The remaining bytes of the datagram contain the message data. The four fields of two bytes each are composed in the UDP datagram header. The database header includes the source port number, datagram size, destination port number and the check sum.
Features of UDP datagram header
The count of the total number of the bytes in the header and the data section are estimated by the UDP datagram size. Since the header length is the fixed size therefore, it tracks the length of the variable-sized data portion. The purpose of the UDP check sum is to prevent the message data from tapering. UDP port numbers allocate different applications to sustain their own channels for data akin to TCP. The valid UDP port numbers range from 0 to 65535 since they are two byte long.
In the Windows 7, UDP facilitates you in using the media player for video streaming. You could make use of your Windows Media Player to run the digital media file which is streamed from the Internet. In order to obtain this facility, you would ensure whether the media player is configured to the receive the automatic streams by using any of the higher level protocols like User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
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