Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 11031

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 3037

What is LILO?

2 2985




How do Sockets Work?

1 753

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 732

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

1 757

When should I use shutdown()?

Wipro,

1 624

What are Sockets?

1 719




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

405

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

1 879

How do I properly close a socket?

1 728

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

1 823

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 790

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 731

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

421


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

421


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?

409


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

403


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

600


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

865






How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

416


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

405


What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

681


How can I write a multi-homed server?

650


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

590


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

452


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

331


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

640


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

475


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

389