[zeromq-dev] UDP vs. EPGM

Pieter Hintjens pieterh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 14:50:45 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

> It should be explained in more detail: The reason is that "udp" seems to
> immediately imply "unicast unreliable transfer" which current "udp" is
> definitely not. Quite the opposite: It's multicast and it's reliable.
> The proposition is to rename "udp" to "epgm" which stands for
> "encapuslated PGM".

"udp" is certainly misleading but "epgm" adds a concept,
"encapsulation" which needs learning / explaining.

Why not just "pgm"?


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