What Are The Advantages Of A Connectionless Protocol, Such As HTTP? What Are The Disadvantages?


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Connectionless Protocols refer to communication between two network end points in which messages can be sent from one end point to another without prior arrangement. Following are its advantages:
- They are stateless having no previously defined protocol.
- It is Easily accessible.
Following are the disadvantages:
- It is not ensured that the recipient is available to receive the data.
- Data has to be resent several times.
- Hard to filter malicious packets using firewalls.

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