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RE: http over udp?

From: Tapan Divekar <tapan_divekar@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 17:19:02 -0000
To: joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <F122lO61PotcFW6XH4F00008dba@hotmail.com>

Hi Joris,

>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?
I have a device that supports only UDP kind of server side sockets.
So I have to 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).
Yes, I know , but since I had to use UDP, I was thinking on that track

>- 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
>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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