[PD] exact meaning of netsend outlet

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Fri Aug 13 19:16:49 CEST 2010

HI Peter et al -

The netreceive outlet reports the number of netsends currently connected to
it.  This only gets reported for TCP protocol (UDP doesn't maintain

I don't think netsend reports when an outgoing connection gets closed, but
this might be possible to add (and I think it would be useful!)


On Fri, August 13, 2010 09:06, Peter Plessas wrote:
> Dear list,
> wondering what the exact meaning of the outlet of [netreceive] in TCP
> mode is:
> Does it indicate whether Pd through the OS was able to open a port
> or
> does it indicate if a TCP packet arrived at the destination?
> And: Am I correct assuming that netsend only outputs a message when it
> got a (send ...) message into its inlet? So there is no way to indicate
> whether the receiving machine is online unless I keep sending
> heartbeat/ping messages?
> thank you for your help!
> P
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