Is it possible to somehow use the winsock API on a unix machine?
No. use POSIX sockets. The two are a lot alike so it shouldn't be all that difficutl to port from MS-Windows to *nix.
Ok, so if on my unix box I see a call to:
#if INCL_WINSOCK_API_PROTOTYPES WINSOCK_API_LINKAGE int WSAAPI connect( IN SOCKET s, __in_bcount(namelen) const struct sockaddr FAR * name, IN int namelen ); #endif /* INCL_WINSOCK_API_PROTOTYPES */
Does that mean something's not right?
>>Does that mean something's not right?
No, it means the code has been ported to both MS-Windows and *nix. If compiling on MS-Windows then define INCL_WINSOCK_API_PROTOTYPES somewhere before the code snippet you posted. Using preprocessor instructions like that is a common way to write portable programs that are compiled with different compilers and/or operating systems.
Use of the FAR macro would leave me to believe the code was written for some 16-bit segmented MS-DOS compiler. 32-bit compilers do not use FAR.