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Perl open socket read write and type edit ] A process can refer to a socket using a socket descriptor, a type of handle. A process first requests that the protocol stack create a socket, and the stack returns a descriptor to the process so it can identify the socket.
The process then passes the descriptor back to the protocol stack when it wishes to send or receive data using this socket.
Unlike portssockets are specific to one node; they are local resources and cannot be referred to directly by other nodes. Further, sockets are not necessarily associated with a persistent connection channel for communication between two nodes, nor is there necessarily some single other endpoint.
For example, a datagram socket can be used for connectionless communicationand a multicast socket can be used to send to multiple nodes. However, in practice for internet communication, sockets are generally used to connect to a specific endpoint and often with a persistent connection. Socket addresses[ edit ] In practice socket usually refers to a socket in an Internet Protocol IP network where a socket may be called an Internet socketin particular for the Transmission Control Protocol TCPwhich is a protocol for one-to-one connections.
In this context, sockets are assumed to be associated with a specific socket address, namely the IP address and a port number for the local node, and there is a corresponding socket address at the foreign node other nodewhich itself has an associated socket, used by the foreign process.
Associating a socket with a socket address is called binding. Note that while a local process can communicate with a foreign process by sending or receiving data to or from a foreign socket address, it does not have access to the foreign socket itself, nor can it use the foreign socket descriptor, as these are both internal to the foreign node.
For example, in a connection between A process on node The protocol stack will then forward data to and from node However, a process on node Implementation[ edit ] A protocol stacktoday usually provided by the operating system rather than as a separate library, for instanceis a set of programs that allow processes to communicate over a network using the protocols that the stack implements.
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The application programming interface API that programs use to communicate with the protocol stack, using network sockets, is called a socket API. Development of application programs that utilize this API is called socket programming or network programming.
Internet socket APIs are usually based on the Berkeley sockets standard. In the Berkeley sockets standard, sockets are a form of file descriptor a file handledue to the Unix philosophy that "everything is a file", and the analogies between sockets and files.
Both have functions to read, write, open, and close. In practice the differences mean the analogy is strained, and one instead uses different interfaces send and receive on a socket.
In inter-process communicationeach end generally has its own socket, but these may use different APIs: In the standard Internet protocols TCP and UDP, a socket address is the combination of an IP address and a port numbermuch like one end of a telephone connection is the combination of a phone number and a particular extension.
Sockets need not have a source address, for example, for only sending data, but if a program binds a socket to a source address, the socket can be used to receive data sent to that address.
Based on this address, Internet sockets deliver incoming data packets to the appropriate application process. Definition[ edit ] The distinctions between a socket internal representationsocket descriptor abstract identifierand socket address public address are subtle, and these are not carefully distinguished in everyday usage.
Further, specific definitions of a "socket" differ between authors and often refers specifically to an internet socket or TCP socket. An Internet socket is characterized by at least the following: A transport protocol, e.
A socket that has been connected to another socket, e.
Within the operating system and the application that created a socket, a socket is referred to by a unique integer value called a socket descriptor. The operating system forwards the payload of incoming IP packets to the corresponding application by extracting the socket address information from the IP and transport protocol headers and stripping the headers from the application data.
In IETF Request for CommentsInternet Standardsin many textbooks, as well as in this article, the term socket refers to an entity that is uniquely identified by the socket number.
In other textbooks,  the term socket refers to a local socket address, i. In the original definition of socket given in RFCas it was related to the ARPA network in"the socket is specified as a 32 bit number with even sockets identifying receiving sockets and odd sockets identifying sending sockets.
Tools[ edit ] On Unix-like operating systems and Microsoft Windowsthe command line tools netstat and ss are used to list established sockets and related information.NAME DESCRIPTION.
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