Discovering network programming in C++

Two computers interact together using networks. Computers connect to the internet using a special hardware component called a network adapter or a network interface controller. The operating system installed on the computer provides drivers to work with the network adapter; that is, to support network communications the computer must have a network adapter installed with an OS that supports the networking stack. By stack, we mean the layers of modifications that the piece of data goes through when traveling from one computer to another. For example, opening a website on a browser renders data that's been gathered through the network. That data is received as a sequence of zeros and ones and then transformed ...

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