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Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite)

The Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) ([http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3828.txt RFC 3828]), which is similar to the User Datagram Protocol (["UDP"]) ([http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc768.txt RFC 768]), but can also serve applications in error-prone network environments that prefer to have partially damaged payloads delivered rather than discarded. If this feature is not used, UDP-Lite is semantically identical to UDP.

History

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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

XXX - Add example traffic here (as plain text or Ethereal screenshot).

Ethereal

The UDP-Lite dissector is in development as of December 2005. It rides with the ["UDP"] dissector, using an additional field for checksum coverage length.

Preference Settings

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Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file to the SampleCaptures page and link from here (see below). Keep this file short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Ethereal can open gzipped files automatically.

Display Filter

A complete list of UDP-Lite display filter fields can be found in the [http://www.ethereal.com/docs/dfref/protofirstletter/proto.html display filter reference]

Capture Filter

Discussion