can any one tell me what is socket descriptor in socket programming in c.

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in general terms (although not exactly precise), the "socket descriptor" is used like the "handle" for the socket, similar to a FILE * handle. int sd = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0); where "sd" is the socket descriptor and, like a file handle, is then used to make additional calls to the socket like "connect" "read" "write" and "close"

that's great site ^

i wish i would have known about that a few years ago

hell, i might just have to read it through tonight.


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