gen_udp looses datagrams
Thu May 18 18:41:43 CEST 2000
} "Vance Shipley" <vances@REDACTED> writes:
} > We're finding that when we have an active UDP socket
} > we can, and do, loose incoming datagrams. At times
} > we will receive only the latter of two packets sent
} > immediately after one another. Why would this be?
} Datagrams are unreliable by nature. They're really low-level, just IP
} packets annotated with port numbers afaik - they're not guaranteed to
} arrive, and may arrive out of order. For reliability you need to come
} up with some sort of scheme to compensate for lost or reordered
} packets, or use TCP.
While I completely understand this I very much doubt that it is the
issue here. The communication is across a LAN and the other observation
is that it is only the first packet which is lost on every occasion
we have seen.
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