UDP Listener

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Thu Jan 31 14:37:50 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:56:12AM +1030, SplitIce wrote:

> Ive been working on my first nginx module (well more specifically, a fork
> of an existing module with permission).
> Pretty close to done however found one thing thats lacking in the nginx
> core (as far as I can tell). UDP Listening.
> There is support for UDP sockets, so sending of UDP data is fine. Howeaver
> binding and listening seems to be full of hardcoded TCP related stuff.
> Is this correct or am I just doing it wrong?.

This is correct - there is no UDP listening in nginx.

On the other hand, it shouldn't be hard to implement it even 
directly in your module, much like UDP client connection code 
(ngx_udp_connect) is currently implemented in resolver.

Maxim Dounin

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