What is a socket?

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Socket
What is socket in networking?


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socket programming
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Socket is a method for communication between a client program and a server program in a network. A socket is defined as “the endpoint in a connection.” Sockets are created and used with a set of programming requests or “function calls” sometimes called the sockets application programming interface (API). The most common sockets API is the Berkeley UNIX C interface for sockets. Sockets can also be used for communication between processes within the same computer.

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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Welcome to ITKE, shabeebk800! A socket is a method of communication that's between a client program and a server program in a network. It's often called the "the endpoint in a connection."
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