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Linux Socket Programming
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1 57330 02-20-2005
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100% of reviewers $28.00 6.0

Description: This book teaches readers how to program Linux sockets, and gives them everything they need to know to make programs communicate effetively over networks.
It presents a comprehensive discussion of all relevant topics including: writing programs compatible with both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6, raw sockets, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), broadcasting /multicasting, server internals, and more, plus a section covering Posix threads.
It provides thorough coverage of programming with the TCP, UDP, and IP protocols, as well as lower-level raw sockets. The myriad of function calls, data structures, and options associated with the APIs are explained with well-chosen diagrams and tables.
After reading this book, the reader will be able to:

-Differentiate basic datagrams vs. streaming sockets.
-Differentiate unicast, broadcast, and multicast sockets.
-Write socket-based network programs.
-Write portable code for various OS'.
-Implement client-server and peer communications
-Increase network throughput using "connectionless" communications
-Manage asynchronous I/O, I/O and multiple sockets.
-Use signals, threading and processes to manage socket connections.
-Understand new socket technologies like Mbone and 6bone.
-Understand Remote Procedure Calls and how to implement them.
-Understand the different socket addressing types.
Keywords: linux socket programming network tcp udp ip unix protocol C java
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0-672-31935-7

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Old 02-20-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 111

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $28.00 | Rating: 6

Pros: Overview about protocols, examples.
Cons: Does not expose it thoroughly, some techniques are explained unclear.

This is a good book for anyone who wants to understand how network protocols work and have no clue about it. It provides a good overview about well-known protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP. You will be able to write socket programs under the C programming language. Of course, a C knowledge is required. Last, the Spanish translation is dreadful.


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