Chapter 2. One on one (101)

Introduction

In keeping with the spirit of the book, in this chapter we jump straight to some practical examples of how to do some basic networking. The aim is to introduce the basics of networking, as seen from the client side. Chapter 3 discusses how the Internet works, but from the edge, the basic interfaces and techniques to make two or more computers collaborate are really quite simple. By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to understand how to send data across the network using an application programming interface (API) based on the Berkley Sockets, which is the foundation for simple NVEs. Having said that, this is only Chapter 2, so we will not expose the reader to the full complexity of managing ...

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