[ENet-discuss] TCP or reliable ENet?

Philip Bennefall philip at pbsoundscape.net
Fri May 15 09:08:50 PDT 2009

Thanks Lee, that clears it up a bit.

I was thinking mainly if I were making a file transfer client. I've been 
comparing Skype with Msn Messenger and knowing that Skype uses some kind of 
UDP layer and Msn uses plain TCP, and Skype is a lot faster, that's why I 
brought the matter up.

Thanks again.

Philip Bennefall
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Salzman" <lsalzman1 at cox.net>
To: "Discussion of the ENet library" <enet-discuss at cubik.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ENet-discuss] TCP or reliable ENet?

>I will put it this way: the OS developers have put more effort and
> optimization into their TCP implementation than my reliable data
> transfer stuff in ENet. So if you really need to send a lot of bulk data
> reliably, then TCP is probably the way to go.
> Where ENet is better is when you need to send a mixed
> reliable/unreliable data stream, and where the bulk of the data is
> unreliable.
> Lee
> Philip Bennefall wrote:
>> Hello there,
>> If I send packets of, say, 1024 bytes each over a reliable ENet
>> channel then what would be faster, TCP or that method? I don't really
>> know how I could measure the difference, and so was wondering if there
>> was a definite answer to this.
>> Thanks!
>> Regards
>> Philip Bennefall
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