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Berkeley sockets

The Berkeley sockets application programming interface is a library[?] for developing applications in the C programming language that access a computer network.

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The client side


gethostbyname() and gethostbyaddr()


The server side





accept() is used to to satisfy a connection request from a remote host. A specified socket on the local host (which must be capable of accepting the connection) is connected to the requesting socket on the remote host. The remote socket's socket address is returned.

See also:

  • Unix Manual Pages: (http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?Unix+manual+pages) accept(2) (http://www.medsch.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/pdm/man.pl?command=accept(2)) connect(2) (http://www.medsch.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/pdm/man.pl?command=connect(2))

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