Re: Socket/protocol/packet/etc ramblings

Subject: Re: Socket/protocol/packet/etc ramblings
From: Tommi Leino (
Date: Thu Sep 02 1999 - 14:53:21 EEST

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Jari P Saukkonen wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Tommi Leino wrote:
> > But can UDP survive through masquerading firewalls? And it is not
> > so rare to block all UDP ports anyways... Otherwise this would
> > indeed work.
> We can make a small protocol abstraction layer (PAL ;) that can use either
> TCP or UDP and let the user select the protocol. Then the networking code
> doesn't need to care about protocols, we can use the same approach with
> both protocols. TCP just has more overhead in the protocol-level.

It is confirmed. UDP doesn't work through ipmasq unless we port forward
it. That kinda sucks, not many would benefit of it then anyways.

Tommi Leino / Majik 3D project

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