[MUD-Dev] Fighting Lag

Amanda Walker amanda at alfar.com
Thu Mar 20 11:05:09 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 02:22  AM, Nicolai Hansen wrote:

> UDP doesn't guarantee delivery at all

No, but you can build protocols over it that offer different
guarantees than TCP.

RTP guarantees in-order delivery without guaranteeing reliable
delivery.  This is good for streaming video or game state data where
you care more about having the most up to date information than
whether or not you get any intermediate states that have gotten
backed up in some queue somewhere.

Amanda Walker


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