[MUD-Dev] Fighting Lag

Travis Nixon tnixon at avalanchesoftware.com
Tue Mar 18 10:54:36 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


From: <Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com>

> There's a lot to be said for DAoC's approach of using TCP for the
> reliable stuff (why re-invent the wheel?) and UDP for the less
> important info.

Why re-invent the wheel?

Because TCP provides one thing that in a lot of cases you don't
actually need, and that can hold up the entire data stream.

It guarantees in-order delivery.  If you want guaranteed delivery,
but don't care if it comes in the same order that it got sent, then
TCP isn't such a great choice after all.


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