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Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite)

The Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) ([ RFC 3828]), which is similar to the User Datagram Protocol (["UDP"]) ([ 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.


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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

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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

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Display Filter

A complete list of UDP-Lite display filter fields can be found in the [ display filter reference]

Capture Filter