What would happen if the same port number were used for both?

Because SNMP uses two different port numbers (UDP ports 161 and 162), a single system can easily run both a manager and an agent.  What would happen if the same port number were used for both?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
udp is fire and forget.  Using separate ports makes for less overhead (is this a management packet or a agent packet remember this is the simple net management protocol
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
UDP is not like TCP where a connection can be handed off to another process.  Thus two ports are preferable.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
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