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Meaning of SOCKET

Pronunciation:  'sâkit

 
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The berkeley unix mechansim for creating a virtual connection between processes. Sockets interface unix's standard i/o with its network communication facilities. They can be of two types, stream (bi-directional) or datagram (fixed length destination-addressed messages). The socket library function socket() creates a communications end-point or socket and returns a file descriptor with which to access that socket. The socket has associated with it a socket address, consisting of a port number and the local host's network address.

unix manual page: socket(2).

 

 

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