Unix Socket Programming Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What are raw sockets?

Axis Technologies,

4 10991

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

IBM, Evolving Systems,

1 2999

What is LILO?

2 2947




How do Sockets Work?

1 729

What is with the second parameter in bind()?

1 701

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

1 732

When should I use shutdown()?

Wipro,

1 598

What are Sockets?

1 691




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

387

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

1 847

How do I properly close a socket?

1 703

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

1 793

Explain the TIME_WAIT state.

1 768

How can I put a timeout on connect()?

1 705

Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

401


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Un-Answered Questions { Unix Socket Programming }

How can I write a multi-homed server?

634


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

845


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

456


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?

391


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

387






What is the difference between SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT?

651


Why do I get EPROTO from read()?

368


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

622


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

567


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

428


How do I convert a string into an internet address?

312


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

386


Why does the sockets buffer fill up sooner than expected?

401


How do I use TCP_NODELAY?

394


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

582