Python辅导 | UDP通信


We will create two applications ( and using the UDP protocol to communicate across a network that can corrupt or lose data packets. This means we have to implement the reliable data transfer protocol (rdt 3.0) we saw in our textbook.

The second part of this assignment will be to test your applications by introducing checksum corruption, delays, and losses in the channel so you can see how your applications perform.


Part A

Below are the FSMs for both the client(sender) and server(receiver) we need to create (please note – the server/receiver FSM uses rdt 2.2 as there is no need to define a new rdt 3.0 for it):

We will be using the following format for our Pseudo UDP packet:

ACK – Indicates if packet is ACK or not. Valid values (1 or 0)
SEQ – Sequence number of packet. Valid values (1 or 0)
DATA – Application Data (8 bytes)
CHKSUM – MD5 Checksum of packet (32 Bytes)

You will need to create the packet, load it with the necessary values and then send it to the server. The server will receive the packet, check to see if it is corrupted and then take appropriate action. This process will exactly mirror rdt 3.0 as shown in the textbook, so please make sure you follow it carefully!

Pictured below are four cases that your applications should be able to deal with:

To help you understand the values that would be set for communication in normal, corruption, and data loss situations please reference the chart below:

You must create two files, and The details of each are shown below.

UDP_Client –

This app must connect to the UDP_Server app via UDP (you must use the local loopback address of but please choose any port number you wish) then send three separate packets containing the following information:


When implementing the timer in the application, the timeout value should be set to 9ms

Remember, in order to accomplish this, the client application must also be able to receive data in the form of acknowledgements from the server because we will be using the rdt 3.0 process for creating a reliable transfer over UDP. 

UDP_Server –

This app will establish a UDP socket and listen for incoming connections from the client. When a connection is made the server will consume the data and follow the rdt 2.2 process as shown in chapter 3 of the course textbook.

Remember, in order to accomplish this, the server application must also be able to send acknowledgements because we will be using the rdt 2.2 process for creating a reliable transfer over UDP. 

The output from the UDP_Server and UDP_Client should display a line of text for each of the following actions:

Run your Client and Server Applications and capture the exchange of information between them, you must submit two screenshots for this part.

PART B – Introduce ACK Corruption, Delays, and Losses from the Server Side

To introduce packet losses and delays you will need to include some functions to mimic this behaviour within your server code. Below are three example functions that introduce Corruption, Delays, and Losses. You can use these as is or implement your own.

def Network_Delay():
if True and random.choice([0,1,0]) == 1: # Set to False to disable Network Delay. Default is 33% packets are delayed
print(“Packet Delayed”)
print(“Packet Sent”)

def Network_Loss():
if True and random.choice([0,1,1,0]) == 1: # Set to False to disable Network Loss. Default is 50% packets are lost
print(“Packet Lost”)

def Packet_Checksum_Corrupter(packetdata):
if True and random.choice([0,1,0,1]) == 1: #  # Set to False to disable Packet Corruption. Default is 50% packets are corrupt

You will be delaying server ACKs, corrupting server ACKs, and losing Server ACKs to simulate an unreliable channel. Once you have implemented these functions you will need to run your applications and show an exchange that demonstrates all three conditions (Corruption, Delay, and Loss) by submitting two screenshots (one of the Client side and one of the Server side).

Keep in mind that from the screenshots we should be able to see the corrupt, delayed, and lost ACKs based on what your applications are displaying on the screen. 

Other Information

I have included sample files for both UDP_Client and UDP_Server to get you started. The sample files show you how to do the following:

You will need to do the rest.

What to Submit

You will be submitting the following via OWL :