UDP standard for User Datagram Protocol.
UDP is used to send and receive data in connectionless packets called
datagrams. The packets are considered connectionless because, unlike
they do not need to establish a connection to another network node
before they can send or receive data.
The UDP protocol does not include a means of knowing if transmitted data
ever reached its intended recipient. If such an acknowledgement is
required then it must be provided by the application itself. For example,
an application might very crudely use separate UDP packets to echo
received data back to the sender to let the sender know the data was received.
UDP is much faster, simpler, and requires less RAM than TCP.