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cnmat udp-read object – passing a port number as an argument

May 24 2006 | 9:55 pm

Sorry, I accidentally replied to another post.
Reposting under new topic…




I am using the CNMAT udp-read object (
and would like to set the port number with a loadbang-triggered message,
than hard-coding it into a heavily-buried subpatch.

The object’s inlet reads ‘Set the UDP port on this inlet’ but I’m not sure
pass the port number. I tried giving it an int but it says
‘udp-read: doesn’t understand "int"‘

The help patch doesn’t show how to do this… it must be pretty
but I’m stuck. Any tips would be gratefully appreciated.

It’s also quite possible that I’m hitting one of many blind spots in my
abilities, in which case I plead for your collective mercy. :)


May 24 2006 | 10:25 pm

I’m not at a PC right now to check, but the Mac version (otudp) understands a "receiveport" message. Like:

"receiveport 12345"

Does that work for you?


May 24 2006 | 10:39 pm


That would make sense since udp-read and udp-write are based on otudp.

Thanks a million!

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