What does UDP mean in Networking?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand UDP in the Computing field in general and in the Networking terminology in particular.

Universal Data Port

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What does UDP mean?

user datagram protocol, jocular: "unreliable datagram protocol," (pertaining to the lossy protocol's inherent bias to drop packets under heavy load.)

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