Subject: Re: Slow UDP traffic
To: None <>
From: Vincent van Scherpenseel <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/06/2004 23:00:13
On Sunday 06 June 2004 06:08, Martin Husemann wrote:

> > Provided no packets are being lost UDP should be faster than TCP.
> > I suspect this is one reason why NFS used TCP.
> You mean UDP. Initially NFS used UDP, but it turns out that most of
> the time you're better off with a TCP based implementation anyway, and
> almost all modern NFSes do TCP.

Jup, but DNS is still using UDP. Logical: name lookups are so frequently used 
that it really speeds up the connection (initiation).

 - Vincent van Scherpenseel