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If that’s not satisfactory, you can ask your sysadmins to poke a hole in the firewall so that people can connect to you.

Seems to be a pretty common experience. The name can then be used by gethostbynamebelow, to determine the IP address of your local machine. This is very very important. All the characters you type need to arrive in the same order you type them, right?

In these modern times, you now have the function getaddrinfo that does all kinds of good stuff for you, including DNS and service name lookups, and fills out the struct s you need, besides! Now, the above code snippet isn’t very robust because there is no error checking.


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It’s also obsolete and won’t work with IPv6. Pity networkinf so damned heavy It’s honestly kind of nice to have multiple sources treating the same material a different way.

But it’s a bit unwieldy to use a big string of numbers like You don’t even have to run the server this gide And so, IPv6 was born. Obviously this is IPv4-specific, but there’s really nothing stopping you from doing the same thing with IPv6, except that using getaddrinfo is going to be easier, generally. You want to do cool Internet programming, but you don’t have time to wade through a gob of struct s trying to figure out if you have to call bind before you connectetc.

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It’s a bummer, I know, but that’s the way it is. Or you can put a specific address in as the first parameter to getaddrinfo where I currently have NULLup there. When that’s the case, I usually just delete the message. If you are connect ing to a remote machine and you don’t care what your local port is as is the case with telnet where you only care about the remote portyou can simply call connectit’ll check to see if the socket is unbound, and will bind it to an unused local port if necessary.

You beat me to the Richard Stevens book. See the sendall function implementation for details.


What could be more fun? Every time you use ftpthere’s a remote program, ftpdthat serves you. But, by popular demand, here is an in-depth example.

But and here’s the nefworkingthat file can be a network connection, a FIFO, a pipe, a terminal, a real on-the-disk file, or just about anything else.

I remember reading through the original version around my first year as an engineering student at Chico state around The above code is sort of a naive implementation that stores a float in a bit number.

There shall be two byte orderings, hereafter to be neworking as Lame and Magnificent!

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Hacker News new comments show ask jobs submit. Also, notice that we didn’t call bind. The basic routine is: Datagram sockets are sometimes called “connectionless sockets”.

It’ll return to you a brand new socket file descriptor to use for this single connection!

Your local man pages will tell you what codes can be returned as an error, and you can use these at run time to handle different errors in different ways. Yes, that’s micro seconds, not milliseconds.