Pankaj Tanwar
Socket API

The Socket API, Part 5: SCTP

This article on socket programming deals with the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP). Similar to TCP and UDP, SCTP provides some features of both. It is message-oriented, and provides a reliable sequenced delivery…

UDP time

The Socket API, Part 4: Datagrams

Let’s try to develop server clients using UDP, the protocol behind some important services like DNS, NFS, etc. UDP, the User Datagram Protocol, is a connectionless protocol. This means you don’t establish a…

It's concurrent servers time

The Socket API, Part 3: Concurrent Servers

In this part of the series, we will learn how to deal with multiple clients connected to the server. Welcome to another dose of socket programming! Till now, we’ve created servers that are…

Socket programming isn't really that tough

Creating Your Own Server: The Socket API, Part 2

Earlier, we created a simple server and client program using the socket API. This time, we’ll first start with a program, and then explain what’s going on. So start up your systems, and…

Creating Your Own Server

Creating Your Own Server: The Socket API, Part 1

In this series of articles aimed at newbies to network programming (knowledge of C is a prerequisite), we’ll learn how to create network clients and servers using the UNIX Socket API. We’ll start…

Introducing libpcap

Capturing Packets in Your C Program, with libpcap

This article provides an introduction to libpcap, and shows, with examples of source code, how you can use it to create your own packet-sniffing programs. All data on the network travels in the…

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