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Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Programming Interfaces Guide

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Updated: April 2019
Chapter 7

Socket Interfaces

    This chapter describes the socket interface. Sample programs are included to illustrate key points. The following topics are discussed in this chapter:

  • Socket creation, connection, and closure are discussed in Socket Basics.

  • Client-Server architecture is discussed in Client-Server Programs.

  • Advanced topics such as multicast and asynchronous sockets are discussed in Advanced Socket Topics.

  • Interfaces used to implement the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) are discussed in Stream Control Transmission Protocol.

Note -  The interface that is described in this chapter is multithread safe. You can call applications that contain socket interface calls freely in a multithreaded application. The degree of concurrency that is available to applications is not specified.