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Is decoding UDP to RTP and seeing packet loss valid? My source protocol is all UDP and the only packet loss seen is when you convert to RTP and analyze the RTP Streams. Since UDP has no sequencing i'm curious if it's even valid to convert it and see out of sequence packets with packet loss.


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asked 05 Jul '11, 15:42

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The question is: Do you use RTP on top of UDP for your transport? I assume not.

Then the RTP analysis, resulting in the packet loss and out of sequence reports, is invalid since these use values from the RTP packets, which are not there since it's not RTP!

So to properly dissect and analyze your protocol you'll need your own dissector, and tap.

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