O'Reilly logo

TCP/IP Sockets in C, 2nd Edition by Kenneth L. Calvert, Michael J. Donahoo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Preface to the Second Edition

When we wrote the first edition of this book, it was not very common for college courses on networking to include programming components. That seems difficult to believe now, when the Internet has become so important to our world, and the pedagogical benefits of hands-on programming and real-world protocol examples are so widely accepted. Although there are now other languages that provide access to the Internet, interest in the original C-based Berkeley Sockets remains high. The Sockets API (application programming interface) for networking was developed at UC Berkeley in the 1980s for the BSD flavor of UNIX—one of the very first examples of what would now be called an open-source project.

The Sockets API and the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required