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Need help! Linux socket types and socket's domains


Plz help. I need to find full information about each of linux socket types and domains.

Spent a lot of time searching in internet but there only short information :( . (Show me the way to search :/ )

Ps: Sorry for bad English.


  • saqman2060
    What do you mean by socket types and socket domains? Give use a little more detail about what you are looking for and why.
  • Syho
    Syho Posts: 2
    in function int socket(int domain, int type, int protocol);
    I need more information about each domain and type which defined in "/usr/include/bits/socket.h" - > There about 30 different protocol families(PF) and very poor comments for each.

    Where i can find information(or documentation) about PF(AF) , and "new" socket types such as SOCK_DCCP , SOCK_SEQPACKET, SOCK_RDM...
  • woboyle
    woboyle Posts: 501
    Get Comer and Stevens "Internetworking With TCP/IP", published by Prentice-Hall. It's a costly 3 volume set, but covers all this stuff, and if you are serious about TCP/IP socket programming, these are required reading.


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