Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
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What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 10103

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2506

What is LILO?

2 2567




How do Sockets Work?

1 341

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 368

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

1 327

When should I use shutdown()?

1 283

What are Sockets?

1 374




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

164

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

1 465

How do I properly close a socket?

1 361

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

1 399

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 471

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 389

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

199


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

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

170


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

199


How can I write a multi-homed server?

443


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

427


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?

187


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

133


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

207


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

193


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

252


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

169


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

164


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

231


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

245


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

191


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

371