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IBM developerWorks: Programming sockets

Nov 29, 2001, 19:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by DR. Edward G. Bradford)
"This month my focus is on data communication through sockets. Sockets are a programming interface developed by contributors at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s. Sockets represent a complete mechanism for establishing network connections between two end points potentially on different computers. The end points are created and bound to each other using the sockets APIs.

Both Linux and Windows sockets interoperate seamlessly, and the programming challenges in writing a program that compiles on both systems are not huge."

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