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Old 07-04-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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socket programming????

Hello guys.
i was interested in knowing about the socket programming as i am interested in doing it. I know c programming and the basic of networking.
I was interested in knowing what exactly socket programming is and what will be the prerequests for it.
Thank you for your time and patience
Old 07-04-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Hi -

Basically, "sockets" are a programming abstraction for "doing network stuff". There are other (both higher and lower level) programming interfaces for network communications, but sockets is arguably one of the most well-known and prevalent.

Probably the best single book on the subject is "Unix Network Programming", by W. Richard Stevens. I'd strongly urge you to get a copy - it's definitely a wise investment.

But first, you might want to experiment with a simple tutorial off the web. For example:

'Hope that helps .. PSM
Old 07-05-2004, 02:52 AM   #3
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Thank you Buddy.
I think this was the kind of ting i was looking for.
your time and patience is appreciated.


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