a communication endpoint using the TCP or UDP transport protocols usually for establishing point to point communications between processes on the Internet
When a computer program needs to connect to a local or wide area network such ...
The interface between, for example, a browser and the utility software which allows client PCs to transact data over the Internet using the TCP/IP network protocol.
Electro-mechanical connection in the fixture for the lamp.
Low-level programming interface to TCP/IP. Sockets are abstracted away by the junction interface in ORBLink.
Software structure operating as a communications end point within a network device.
A communications end point on a computer. Used as the end point for sending and receiving data.
A bidirectional pipe for incoming and outgoing data between networked computers. Defined in the University of California at Berkeley Sockets API. See also Windows Sockets.
A channel for communication between processes.
An abstraction of a communication end-point between two applications, particularly over TCP or UDP. The Symbian OS ESOCK component provides a generic sockets interface. See also: ESOCK
a bi-directional connection between processes
a block on the computer with a bunch of little pins that the CPU fits into
a BSD method for accomplishing interprocess communication (IPC)
a client endpoint to a communications protocol
a combination of a machine's IP address and a TCP port number
a combination of an IP address and a port number
a combination of a particular IP address and a port
a combination of host's IP address and host's port number through which communication with another machine is established
a communication channel between two processes, usually (but not necessarily) running on different computers
a communication channel that can be used for two processes to talk to each other
a communication mechanism
a communication path between two computer processes on the same machine or different machines
a communications node associated with a specific I/O port
a connection endpoint providing Unix file I/O and exists as a file descriptor to the user program
a connection from a process to another process
a connection in the networking that provides Unix file I/O and exists as a file descriptor to the user program
a connection in the networking that provides unix file I/O and exists to the user program as a file descriptor
a connection oriented communication channel that is established between two computers
a connection that can be identified by the IP address of the Host and TCP port number of the Application
a data port at a specific IP address
a data structure maintained by a BSD-Unix system to handle network connections
a end point for communication between two machines
a file descriptor that acts like an endpoint for a TCP connection and represents a networking context
a form of inter-process communication used to form one end of a bi-directional communication link between two applications, likely over a computer network but potentially also on the same machine
a generalized interprocess communication channel
a general purpose logical mechanism through which a program or process at one location communicates with a network--or with a program or process--at another location
a handle to a communications link over the network with another application
a Java representation of a TCP network connection
a loose term used to describe "an end point for communication
a lot like a pipe or a hose
a method for communication between a client program and a server program in a network
a method for connecting a client with a server on the Internet
a method of connecting to a physical machine through it's network connection
an abstraction that allows the generalization of UNIX file access mechanism for interfacing with different protocols (connection-oriented, connectionless), while having different roles (calling or called users)
an abstraction that facilitates communication between a server and a client
an abstraction that represents an endpoint of communication
an addressable entity within a node connected to an AppleTalk network
an addressable entity within a node connected to a TCP/IP network
an (address, port) tuple
an application programming interface (API) used by UDP that denotes the source and destination IP addresses and the source and destination UDP ports
an endpoint for communication between processes
an endpoint for communication between two machines
an end point in network communication, it is uniquely identified by an ip address and a port number
an endpoint of a communication link
an end point of a connection
an endpoint of a connection
an endpoint of communication and the focal point for IPC in a communications domain
an endpoint of communication between two programs that can carry information in either direction between the programs using it
an endpoint of communication referred to by a descriptor, just like a file or a pipe
an endpoint of communication through which applications can talk to each other
an endpoint of communication to which a name can be bound
a network communications endpoint
an IP address and port together e
an open connection to a world
a package of subroutines that provide access to TCP/IP protocols
a piece of code which we wrote to enable communication between two separate entities, meaning computers in this context, or within the entity itself
a piece of software, first written for the unix operating system, that provides connection to the Internet
a port/IPaddr pair
a Port with an IP Address
a programming abstraction that corresponds to a communication port through which messages can be sent or received
a programming language interface between an applications program and a communications facility
a protocol and port pair
a reliable bidirectional connection used for implementation of client-server and server-server communications
a round-trip or two-way network connection
a small integer number used to identify the endpoint for TCP/IP communications
a software abstraction for an input or output communication medium
a software abstraction for an input or output medium of communication
a software channel, or object, through which applications can connect with each other and communicate
a software construction representing a single connection between two network applications
a software endpoint that establishes bidirectional communication between a server program and one or more client programs
a software interface with the networking hardware that allows you to perform the necessary functions to communicate using the TCP network protocol
a software mechanism for connecting processes over a network
a software network address that networked UNIX machines use to
a system resource (or winsock descriptor) that occupies a specific port address (and may be bound to a specific network interface) on the local machine
a TCP/IP endpoint for network communications conceptually similar to a file handle
a two-way communications channel, so read and write operations can be performed at either end
a way of defining a communication channel between nodes of a network
a way to communicate with another host using TCP or UDP
a way to speak to other programs using standard UNIX file descriptors
a world-in-use, including a network connection (usually) and a virtual window for displaying text
Sockets are communication devices used as endpoints for sending and receiving data between computers.
An application program interface (API) to network and interprocess communication. It allows the user level program to use communication services provided by underlying communication protocols.
A software program that simplifies the process of creating a program that can send and receive information on a specific port on a network. This frees a programmer from needing to implement the low-level details of TCP/IP programming, and concentrate on higher protocols such as HTTP, FTP, etc.
In network speak, a socket is composed of an IP address and a port number. For example, a socket could be "126.96.36.199 port 80." See also overzicht van poorten. Another meaning to socket refers to the pin grid array interface between some CPUs and what they plug into.
When your computer is on the Internet via a SLIP connection, a socket is a conversation your computer is having with a computer elsewhere on the net. You may have one socket for an FTP session, another socket for a Telnet session and another socket taking care of getting your mail.
(1) An abstraction used by Berkeley UNIX that allows an application to access TCP/IP protocol functions. (2) An IP address and port number pairing. (3) In TCP/IP, the Internet address of the host computer on which the application runs, and the port number it uses. A TCP/IP application is identified by its socket.
file type corresponding to any network connection.
A bidirectional pipe for incoming and outgoing data between networked computers. The Windows Sockets API is a networking API used by programmers to create TCP/IP-based sockets programs.
A socket is composed of an IP address and a port number. For example, a socket could be referenced by "188.8.131.52 port 80." See also TCP/IP and ports. Another meaning to socket refers to the pin grid array interface between some CPUs and what they plug into.
A conversation between your computer and a computer elsewhere on the net. You may have one socket for an FTP session, another socket for a Telnet session, and another socket taking care of retrieving email. A socket is a software object, and not a physical component.
A virtual connection between two applications in a server, represented by port number.
A server sits and waits for calls on a given port number. When a client finally does connect with the server, the server devotes that port number to the client and binds what is called a socket — a confirmed end of a two-way connection — to communicate with the client. Notice we said two-way communication. That's right, there's a socket on your end as well, the Windows Socket, or WinSock enables your end of the information transaction. WINSOCK.DLL loads along with your TCP/IP stack when you connect to your ISP.
A communications channel used by TCP/IP-aware applications. Sockets are data structures created by using a combination of device IP addresses and reserved TCP/UDP port numbers to indicate connection and delivery service information.
The method of directing data to the appropriate application in a TCP/IP network. The combination of the IP address of the station and a port number make up a socket. See TCP/IP also.
A method of communication between two processes. A socket is an identifier that the application uses to uniquely identify an end point of communications. The user associates a protocol address with the socket by associating a socket address with the socket.
Normally a socket is where your limbs are attached to, as in "I'm going to rip your arm out of the socket." In network speak a socket is composed of an IP address and port number. For example, a socket could be "10.119.148.38 port 80." See also TCP/IP and ports. Another meaning of socket refers to the pin grid array interface between some CPUs and the things into which they plug.
One end of a two-way connection. A socket is composed of the IP address of the server and a port number. The server "listens" for requests on this given port number. When a client-request arrives, the server binds this socket to communicate with the client.
Provides an end point to a connection; two sockets form a complete path. A socket works as a bidirectional pipe for incoming and outgoing data between networked computers. The Windows Sockets API is a networking API tailored for use by Windows-based applications.
A socket represents one end of a network connection, Linux supports the BSD Socket interface.
In interprocess communications, an endpoint of communication. Also, the system call that creates a socket and the associated data structure.
(1) The Berkeley Unix mechanism for creating a virtual connection between processes. (2) IBM term for software interfaces that allow two Unix application programs to talk via TCP/IP protocols.
An IP socket is defined by source and destination IP addresses and Ports and (binding)
A software object used by a client to connect to a server; basic components include the port number and the network address of the local host.
An address which specifically includes a port identifier, that is, the concatenation of an Internet Address with a TCP port.
A unique number defined by the TCP/IP protocol indicating what type of services or packet the frame is composed of. (e.g.: socket 161 is a UDP/SNMP socket)
A socket is a mechanism for creating a virtual connection between processes, and has associated with it a socket address, consisting of a port number and the local host's network address.
An endpoint for network communication. For example, on a Unix machine, a TCP/IP connection may terminate in a socket, which can be read or written through a file descriptor.
A socket is the end link of a connection between two computers. The first step to using any of the Internet protocols is to create a connection to another computer using the socket functions. Then, you can send and receive information over the sockets. See Chapter 18, "Using Internet Protocols," for more information.
A logical "port" a program uses to connect to another program running on another computer on the Internet. You might have an FTP program using sockets for its FTP session, for example, while Eudora connects by way of another socket to get your mail.
A socket provides an endpoint for a communication session. It is comprised of an IP address, a transport protocol, and a port address.
A UNIX kernel interprocess communication (IPC) facility.
Mechanism for creating a virtual connection between processes. It interfaces standard I/O with network communication facilities. A socket address consists of a port number and an IP address.
A special kind of file that uniquely identifies one end point of an Internetwork connection. A socket specifies the protocol being used (for example TCP) the Internetwork address (for example 184.108.40.206) and the integer identifiying the process (for example 377). A socket pair completely specifies the two processes that make up an Internetwork connection.
A device that establishes an electrical connection with plugs through tension connections. Sockets could be metal contacts that are either bent to receive the blade or pin or spring-loaded.
A software structure that represents one endpoint in a two-way communications link. Created by socket(2) .
A device, typically attached to a circuit board, that temporarily holds a semiconductor package and provides electrical connection between the package and the circuit board. This allows the semiconductor package to be tested.
A point of access to a process within a node on a network. Hardware addressing serves to distinguish one node (computer, workstation, printer, and so on) from another, but there can be multiple processes within a node, each a unique service available on the network. Such a process is represented on the network as a socket number in all three major transport protocols, AppleTalk, Transmission Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol ( TCP/IP), and Sequenced Packet Exchange/Internetwork Exchange ( SPX/IPX well-known socket is a TCP/IP socket whose number is assigned to a particular service and used consistently in all nodes. For example 1366 is the well-known socket number of the Communication Executive.
A constant connection between two programs.
In TCP/IP, an addressable point that consists of an IP address and a TCP or UDP port number that provides applications with access to TCP/IP protocols.
An interface that listens for connections from clients on a data port and connects the client data stream with the receiving application.
In BSD-derived systems such as Darwin, a socket refers to different entities in user and kernel operations. For a user process, a socket is a file descriptor that has been allocated using socket(2). For the kernel, a socket is the data structure that is allocated when the kernelâ€(tm)s implementation of the socket(2) call is made.
a connection between two hosts on a network to transmit any data. Has similar properties to a file (read/write) [ edit
When your computer is connected to the Internet, it does so through the use of sockets; each Internet session requiring one socket. For example, you could be doing an FTP session, which would be taken care of by one socket, with another socket communicating with a different machine to collect or send e-mail.
A paring of an IP address and a port number.
An abstraction provided by the UNIX operating system that allows an application program to access the TCP/IP protocols.
A socket is one end-point of a two-way communication link between two programs running on the network. A server application normally listens to a specific port waiting for connection requests from a client. When a connection request arrives, the client and the server establish a dedicated connection over which they can communicate. During the connection process, the client is assigned a local port number, and binds a socket to it. The client talks to the server by writing to the socket and gets information from the server by reading from it. Similarly, the server gets a new local port number (it needs a new port number so that it can continue to listen for connection requests on the original port). The server also binds a socket to its local port and communicates with the client by reading from and writing to it.
An identifier for a particular service on a particular node on a network. The socket consists of a node address and a port number, which identifies the service. For example, port 80 on an Internet node indicates a Web server. There are two kinds of sockets: streams (bidirectional) and datagrams. See also: datagram; process; raw socket; port
A function of the TCP access method, allowing application programs to issue socket calls (read/write) with respect to a path made up of storage allocations and control blocks.
An interface to the transport layer that consists of a group of functions that can be called from a program written in C. The calls that make up sockets are system calls, that is, they are direct calls to an operating system. Sockets permit an application program to access the services provided by TCP and UDP.
The combination of an IP address and a port number.