The preceding chapters prepared you with the means to create sockets and to form addresses for them. This chapter will expand upon this, enabling you to understand how
bind(2) works and how to apply it correctly.
In this chapter, you will learn
bind(2) function call assigns an address to a socket
How to obtain the local socket address from a socket that already has an existing address
How to obtain the peer socket address
bind(2) can choose the network interface that is used for communication
Chapter 2, "Domains and Address Families," covered addresses in detail. This background will make this chapter easy for you to follow.Having mastered the
bind function, you will be able to put sockets to work ...