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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 13

Multiplexing and Sockets

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about how multiplexing (and demultiplexing) and sockets are used in TCP/IP. We’ll see how multiplexing allows many applications can share a single TCP/IP stack process.

You will learn how layer and applications interact to make multiplexing and the socket concept very helpful in networking. We’ll use a small utility program to investigate sockets and illustrate the concepts in this chapter.

Keywords

Multiplexing; sockets; TCP/IP networks; FTP server; UDP; COBOL

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about how multiplexing (and demultiplexing) and sockets are used in TCP/IP. We’ll see how multiplexing allows many applications can share a single TCP/IP stack process. ...

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