Originally posted by Sutekh
(a socket is an ip address and port number combination) let me know
sorry this is not correct. a socket is the combination of these:
- ip address
- AND PROTOCOL
localhost = 127.0.0.1 (loopback address) localhost is your own computer!
port: means at what port something can connect, below 1023 all ports are standard and predefined. like 21 ftp, 23 telnet, 139 netbios etc...