Friday, September 5, 2008

Comparison of UDP and TCP sockets

UDP lacks reliability and hence it is fast:- no congention
control, retries. This makes it good for
protocols that retry after a definite timeout.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Useful Daemons

Found 2 useful ways to create daemons.
Specially usefull with long running processes
like compiling the kernel:
1. Using the linux fork command
2. Using nohup.

Nohup is the easiest way to run a
process in the background by creating
a daemon. More details on nohup here.