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 +# UDP
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 +User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is a protocol to provide relatively unreliable data streams over an [IP](/​glossary/​i/​ip) network. It provides no guarantees for delivery and no protection from duplication.
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 +The simplicity of UDP reduces the overhead from using the protocol and the services may be adequate in many cases.