Not all demo projects will include this example. If this example is
included in a demo project then it may be necessary to set
mainCREATE_UDP_ECHO_TASKS to 1 at the top of
the project's main.c source file to include the example in the
FreeRTOS+TCP is still in the lab
FreeRTOS+TCP is already used in
commercial products and we encourage
you to try it yourself.
Be aware however that we are
still refining its design, and the
source code and documentation do not
yet meet Real Time Engineers Ltd's strict quality standards.
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The example creates two RTOS tasks that send UDP echo requests to an external
using the standard echo port (port 7). One RTOS task uses
the standard socket interface, the other RTOS task uses the zero copy
The IP address of the echo server must be configured using the
configECHO_SERVER_ADDR0 to configECHO_SERVER_ADDR3 constants in FreeRTOSConfig.h,
and the echo server must (stating the obvious) be enabled and not blocked by a
firewall. Windows ships with an echo server
but it is not enabled by default. Third party echo servers
are also available.
These RTOS tasks are self checking and will trigger a configASSERT()
failure if they detect a difference in the data that is received from that which was sent.
As these RTOS tasks use UDP, which can legitimately loose packets, they can cause
configASSERT() failures when they are executed in a less than perfect networking