If you're creating a media server how do you control if the files are pushed out via tcp or udp? Or is that a client thing? I'm currently building a headless Debian media server and I was wonsering how that words. As far as streaming videos in my house either one would probobly be fine, but if I am streaming from outside my home network I would want udp to be utilized. I'm hosting the files from a Debian NFS server. Thanks.
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in general you would not use udp to transmit in a 'streaming' type mode, particularly outside of your locahost, udp does not guarantee delivery nor packet order - you can write code on top of udp to do handshaking ... to aid with reliability , it really depends on how …
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