Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 9871

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2368

What is LILO?

2 2484




How do Sockets Work?

1 239

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 285

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

1 262

When should I use shutdown()?

1 245

What are Sockets?

1 290




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

135

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

1 380

How do I properly close a socket?

1 295

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

1 298

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 372

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 288

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

147


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

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

184


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

152


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

164


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

122


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

190


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

339


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

357


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?

173


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

185


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

115


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

135


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

147


How can I write a multi-homed server?

389


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

135


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

187