RE: http over udp?

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 []
Sent: Friday, 01 June 2001 20:20
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
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?
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Received on Monday, 4 June 2001 15:42:07 UTC