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Re^3: Decode perl cgi response in C

by Corion (Pope)
on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:56 UTC ( #1045625=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Decode perl cgi response in C
in thread Decode perl cgi response in C

Maybe you want to learn about "sockets"? I assume that Unix Network Programming still is the authoritative book about this.

Basically, a "socket" is like a "file", except you can't seek on it, and it goes over the network. From C, you can read/write the socket and you only need to know about the protocol that is spoken over that socket.

The basic idea is that "download data" vs. "read data" is only a frontend issue and exists only for users, not for programs.

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