Complete Protocol dictionary, glossary and reference
IDP: Internet Datagram Protocol
Internet Datagram Protocol (IDP), a protocol in the Xerox protocol stack, is a simple, unreliable datagram protocol which is used to support the SOCK_DGRAM abstraction for the Internet Protocol (IP) family. IDP sockets are connectionless and normally used with the sendto and recvfrom subroutines. The connect subroutine can also be used to fix the destination for future packets, in which case the recv or read subroutine and the send or write subroutine can be used.