sockets and Windows behavior

Alex Tweedly alex at
Fri Feb 11 19:17:51 EST 2005

Dar Scott wrote:

> UDP is connectionless, but is often handled as though it is a 
> connection in sockets implementations and especially the view in 
> Revolution.  The same concepts apply roughly.  (UDP is sort of a 
> stepchild so folks don't worry about getting it right.  Windows XP 
> handles UDP errors poorly.  Most Unix systems don't broadcast in a way 
> consistent with the intent of UDP; I argue it is wrong.)

I'm curious what you're getting at here Dar.
AFAIK, UDP has no concept of broadcast, so I'm left wondering how it can 
be wrong.

-- Alex.

Alex Tweedly

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