For questions about network data, where the payload is the data that is carried on behalf of an application. It is usually of variable length, up to a maximum that is set by the network protocol and sometimes the equipment on the route. Use this tag when your question is about or involving a data transmission or a type of packet sent over a computer network. The structure of a data packet is also on topic.

For questions about network data, where the payload is the data that is carried on behalf of an application. It is usually of variable length, up to a maximum that is set by the network protocol and sometimes the equipment on the route. Use this tag when your question is about or involving a data transmission or a type of packet sent over a computer network. The structure of a data packet is also on topic.