Network socket

A network socket is a software structure within a network node that represents one endpoint of a connection between two nodes. A socket is bound to a port number on the node's network interface, and it is uniquely identified by the node's network address and port number. A network socket may be used to communicate with any other node on the network that is running a compatible software application and that is willing to establish a connection with the local node.

How do I create a network socket?

There are many ways to create a network socket, depending on the specific needs of your application. For example, if you are writing a web server, you might use the socket API provided by your operating system to create a network socket that clients can connect to. Alternatively, if you are writing a client application that needs to connect to a web server, you might use the HTTP protocol to create a network socket.

What is a TCP IP socket?

A socket is one endpoint of a two-way communication link between two programs running on the network. A socket is bound to a port number so that the TCP layer can identify the application that data is destined to be sent. TCP/IP sockets are used to implement communication protocols such as HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and many others.

What is socket and how it works?

A socket is a network software endpoint that can be used to communicate with other computers or devices on a network. Sockets can be used to establish a connection between two computers for the purpose of data transfer, or to allow two devices to communicate with each other without a direct connection.

Sockets are created using the socket() system call, and are assigned a unique identifier (socket ID). Once a socket has been created, it can be used to establish a connection with another socket, or to listen for incoming connections from other sockets.

When a connection is established between two sockets, data can be exchanged between the two computers or devices. Data is typically exchanged in the form of packets, which are small units of data that are typically sent and received in order to minimize network traffic.

Sockets can be used for a variety of different network protocols, such as TCP, UDP, or SCTP. Each protocol has its own set of rules and procedures for how data is exchanged.

What are the types of sockets?

There are four types of sockets:

1. Stream sockets
2. Datagram sockets
3. Raw sockets
4. Sequenced-packet sockets Is a socket a port? A socket is an end-point for communication between two machines. A port is a logical construct that identifies a specific socket on a machine. So, a socket is a port.