Can I detect whether a client application uses an UDP-socket or a connected UDP-socket?
If yes, how? If no, why?
As I said in my comment above, code call
connect on a UDP socket. That enforces only traffic to/from the connection address is allowed (and all other packets get dropped) and allows you to use send instead of
sendto, but the traffic is still UDP.
But you can use the
netstat command from the command line to see if the datagram socket has a remote address association:
For example, imagine if the code did this:
// create a datagram socket that listens on port 12345 sock = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0); port = 12345; addrLocal.sin_family = AF_INET; addrLocal.sin_port = htons(port); result = bind(sock, (sockaddr*)&addrLocal, sizeof(addrLocal)); // associate the socket only with packets arriving from 22.214.171.124:6666 addrRemote.sin_family = AF_INET; addrRemote.sin_port = htons(6666); addrRemote.sin_addr.s_addr = ipaddress; // e.g. "126.96.36.199" result = connect(sock, (sockaddr*)&addrRemote, sizeof(addrRemote));
netstat -a -u will reveal the following:
ubuntu@ip-10-0-0-15:~$ netstat -u -a Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State udp 0 0 ip-10-0-0-15:12345 188.8.131.52:6666 ESTABLISHED
The presence of a value that isn't
*:* in the
Foreign Address column for the UDP socket will reveal if the socket has connection address associated with it.