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Answer: How can I make a client realize the server connection is gone?

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Q&A > network programming > How can I make a client realize the server connection is gone? - Answer contributed by Zombie staticsea

I found another solution after reading through the Unix Socket FAQ. At the beginning of the loop I do:
my $error_code = $socket->sockopt(SO_ERROR);
On FreeBSD this returns a value other than zero if there has been an error on the socket, so I am able to trap that and exit gracefully if an error occurs on the socket.

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