Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
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What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 9680

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2253

What is LILO?

2 2424

How do Sockets Work?

1 193

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 212

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

1 221

When should I use shutdown()?

1 205

What are Sockets?

1 245

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

122

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

1 308

How do I properly close a socket?

1 250

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

1 215

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 305

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 216

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

122


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

301


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

106


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

153


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

90


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

122


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

327


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

168


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?

119


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

137


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

122


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

150


How can I write a multi-homed server?

366


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

142


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

102


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

176