As for the implied question, "what are sockets"
, you might find RFC 147
and port numbers
to be of some value.
Coming from a networking background (as opposed to a programming background), I'd describe a socket as the combination of both an IP address and a port number, used to uniquely identify a specific network application for remote connections. This applies to both client and server applications.
Anymonk what can articulate it better/more_clearly, please expand on or correct my hipshoot description.
striving toward Perl Adept
(it's pronounced "why-bick")
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