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Old 10-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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raw socket programming


I am using the write() call to to send data over a raw socket. While running my program, this call returns always the correct data length that are written to the socket even when the network is congested.

I would like to know whether the write() call is a blocking function, or a MAC buffer overflow might happens (frames dropped) even when the write() call returns the correct data lenght writen to the socket.

Thanks by advance
Old 10-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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write() is blocking, so if your socket is opened with O_NONBLOCK write will return EAGAIN.
Old 10-17-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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Thank you very much. That was very useful.
Also, I would appreciate if you have a useful link to network programming.

Again many thanks!


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