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    What's the difference in HTTP & UDP trackers?



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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Datagram_Protocol
    udp is windows xp only
    i wouldnt really advise using only a udp tracker, most sites offer both.
    e.g
    http://tracker.sitename.com:1234/announce
    udp://tracker.sitename.com:1234/announce

    i'd add both trackers when downloading.
    that way u get the http users, who dont run windows xp (and who simply dont use udp)
    and also the windows xp users who arent using the udp tracker.

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    UDP is considered faster, but less reliable. I've never used it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Webopedia
    Abbreviated UDP, a connectionless protocol that, like TCP, runs on top of IP networks. Unlike TCP/IP, UDP/IP provides very few error recovery services, offering instead a direct way to send and receive datagrams over an IP network. It's used primarily for broadcasting messages over a network.
    Last edited by ilikechikin; 04-19-2006 at 11:06 PM.

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