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On a somewhat less sarcastic note: One reason we didn't use TCP is that
it simply doesn't scale. If you have clients that open a TCP connection,
do a report, and then close the TCP connection, there's a huge bandwidth
penalty. On the other hand, if your clients maintain persistent TCP
connections, your server is going to run out of sockets rather quickly.
Remember, our system is designed to scale to tens or hundreds of thousands
of reporting systems sending tens or hundreds of thousands of reports