Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 9988

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2432

What is LILO?

2 2518




How do Sockets Work?

1 291

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 325

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

1 292

When should I use shutdown()?

1 262

What are Sockets?

1 325




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

146

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

1 424

How do I properly close a socket?

1 317

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

1 354

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 425

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 349

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

172


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

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

176


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

148


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

189


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

146


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

172


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?

181


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

219


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

209


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

354


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

389


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

180


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

119


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

213


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

149


How can I write a multi-homed server?

421