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RE: http over udp?

From: Joris Dobbelsteen <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 16:42:23 +0200
To: "'Tapan Divekar'" <tapan_divekar@hotmail.com>
Cc: "WWW WG (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <000801c0ed04$91ee0080$0d0aa8c0@joris2k.local>
The issue is that HTTP needs a connection-oriented transport.
Using UDP would mean that you need some sort of connection-management...

So why use UDP?

Note that UDP is a complete different protocol than TCP, even if they have
the same range of port numbers (and have ports).

- Joris

-----Original Message-----
From: Tapan Divekar [mailto:tapan_divekar@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 01 June 2001 20:20
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Subject: http over udp?


has anyone tried to use http over udp.
i have a device which has only udp type server sockets. it doenst have TCP
ones.
I want to reach that device using netscape/ IE (any browser).
since HTTP is based over TCP , my UDP listener at my device's end wont
receive packets sent over netscape.

Any ideas?
Thanks
Tapan
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