Programming with sockets
The sockets interface was first introduced as part of the Berkeley 4.2
A significant application base has been written using this interface.
Socket support was added to UNIX
System V Release 4 as part of the
BSD/System V unification.
The sockets interface is supported by the shared library
in Release 6.0.0, which is based on
UNIX System V Release 4.2 MP.
Different approaches are possible within the sockets framework.
This section discusses these approaches
and then illustrates them with a series of sample programs.
The programs demonstrate the use of both datagram socket and stream
This topic is divided as follows:
The new issues raised by IPv6 support in Release 6.0.0 are fully covered in
``Moving to IPv6''.
No references are made to IPv6 in earlier topics to avoid confusing
those new to the sockets environment, who only need to understand the
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