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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 11

User Datagram Protocol

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about UDP, one of the major transport layer protocols in the TCP/IP stack. We’ll talk about datagrams and the structure of the UDP header.

You will learn about ports and sockets and how they are used at the transport layer.

Keywords

UDP; IPv4; IPv6; TCP/IP stack; DNS; VoIP; TFTP

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about UDP, one of the major transport layer protocols in the TCP/IP stack. We’ll talk about datagrams and the structure of the UDP header.

You will learn about ports and sockets and how they are used at the transport layer.

The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is one the major transport layer protocols that rides on top of IPv4 or IPv6. Most explorations ...

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