Programming Interfaces Guide

Interface Sets

The SunOS 5.10 platform provides two sets of socket interfaces. The BSD socket interfaces are provided and, since SunOS version 5.7, the XNS 5 (UNIX03) socket interfaces are also provided. The XNS 5 interfaces differ slightly from the BSD interfaces.

The XNS 5 socket interfaces are documented in the following man pages:

The traditional BSD Socket behavior is documented in the corresponding 3N man pages. In addition, the following new interfaces have been added to section 3N:

See the standards(5) man page for information on building applications that use the XNS 5 (UNIX03) socket interface.