UDP Protocol

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Friend of Bill, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Just how secure is the UDP Protocol. Should I be blocking it?
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I see now, just another mindless dribble.
     
  3. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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  4. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    It really depends on what is using UDP; UDP is as you say just a Protocol which carries data. The application will need to ecrypt the data at a higher level in the ISO Layer in order for UDP to carry encrypted data.

    There dosent seem to be much point in blocking it though, especially if you are using some type of voice application through Messenger, Netmeeting, gamevoice or that Kazza thing as they all use UDP as the protocol for carrying voice as it dosent get retransmitted like TCP if there is a problem on the network.