UDP Agent

The UDP collection agent allows data to be collected and inserted into a workflow, using the standard UDP protocol. It is also possible to send responses back to the source in the form of a bytearray or in the case of several connections as a UDR containing a response field. All response handling is done through APL commands. The UDP collection agent supports IPv4 and IPv6 environments.

This section describes the UDP collection agent. The agent is listed among the collection agents. 


The reader of this information should be familiar with:

  • The UDP protocol, RFC 768

Supported Protocol Specification

The UDP protocol has been implemented according to RFC 768.


A UDP workflow may be configured to send responses to the source

Upon activation, the collector binds to the defined port and awaits incoming UDP packets. Note the absence of a Decoder in the workflows. The collector has built-in decoding functionality, supporting any format as defined in the Ultra Format Editor.