Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
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What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 9809

What is Mac, and how is it different from PC? Which one is better for professional users, and why

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2326

What is LILO?

2 2464

How do Sockets Work?

1 226

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 260

If bind() fails, what should I do with the socket descriptor?

1 251

When should I use shutdown()?

1 236

What are Sockets?

1 273

How can I tell when a socket is closed on the other end?

130

How do I get the port number for a given service?

1 363

How do I properly close a socket?

1 287

What is the difference between close() and shutdown()?

1 258

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 344

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 252

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

143


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

Why does it take so long to detect that the peer died?

184


How can I set the timeout for the connect() system call?

120


How can I force a socket to send the data in its buffer?

180


Whats the difference between select() and poll()?

153


What are the pros/cons of select(), non-blocking I/O and SIGIO?

180


How can I write a multi-homed server?

381


How can I tell when a socket is closed on the other end?

130


Is there any advantage to handling the signal, rather than just ignoring it and checking for the EPIPE error? Are there any useful parameters passed to the signal catching function?

148


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

110


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

150


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

143


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

117


system choose one for me on the connect() call? Should I bind() a port number in my client program, or let the?

337


What is the difference between read() and recv()?

340


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

172