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UNIX Network Programming Vol 1: Networking APIs - Sockets and XTI Hardcover – 17 Oct 1997

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  • Hardcover: 1240 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (17 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013490012X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0134900124
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The only guide to UNIX network programming APIs you'll ever need!

Whether you write Web servers, client/server applications, or any other network software, you need to understand networking APIS—especially sockets in greater detail than ever before. You need UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition.

In this book, leading UNIX networking expert W. Richard Stevens offers unprecedented, start-to-finish guidance on making the most of sockets, the de facto standard for UNIX network programming—as well as extensive coverage of the X/Open Transport Interface (XTI).

Stevens begins by introducing virtually every basic capability of TCP and UDP sockets, including socket functions and options, I/O multiplexing, and name and address conversions. He presents detailed coverage of the Posix.1g standard for sockets and the Posix threads. He also introduces advanced techniques for:

Establishing IPv4/IPv6 interoperability. Implementing non-blocking I/O. Routing sockets.

Broadcasting and multicasting. IP options. Multithreading. Advanced name and address conversions. UNIX domain protocols. Raw sockets.

Learn how to choose among today's leading client/server design approaches, including TCP iterative, concurrent, preforked and prethreaded servers. Master the X/Open Transport Interface, including XTI TCP clients and servers, name and address functions, options, streams and additional functions.

The Internet/intranet revolution has dramatically increased the demand for developers with a sophisticated understanding of network programming APIs, especially sockets. One book contains all you need to know: UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition.

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The only guide to UNIX network programming APIs you'll ever need!

Whether you write Web servers, client/server applications, or any other network software, you need to understand networking APIS―especially sockets in greater detail than ever before. You need UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition.

In this book, leading UNIX networking expert W. Richard Stevens offers unprecedented, start-to-finish guidance on making the most of sockets, the de facto standard for UNIX network programming―as well as extensive coverage of the X/Open Transport Interface (XTI).

Stevens begins by introducing virtually every basic capability of TCP and UDP sockets, including socket functions and options, I/O multiplexing, and name and address conversions. He presents detailed coverage of the Posix.1g standard for sockets and the Posix threads. He also introduces advanced techniques for:

  • Establishing IPv4/IPv6 interoperability.
  • Implementing non-blocking I/O.
  • Routing sockets.
  • Broadcasting and multicasting.
  • IP options.
  • Multithreading.
  • Advanced name and address conversions.
  • UNIX domain protocols.
  • Raw sockets.

Learn how to choose among today's leading client/server design approaches, including TCP iterative, concurrent, preforked and prethreaded servers. Master the X/Open Transport Interface, including XTI TCP clients and servers, name and address functions, options, streams and additional functions.

The Internet/intranet revolution has dramatically increased the demand for developers with a sophisticated understanding of network programming APIs, especially sockets. One book contains all you need to know: UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jun. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is greate for both beginners and proffessionals in network programming (not beginners in programming). Don't be fooled by the date of release of this book,the major concepts remain unchanged. You will defenetely learn or improve already present skill in building a reliable client-server application.Today it is certainly not the only book to distinguish between TCP and UDP as the time goes, but it deffenetely does it very well. In my oppinion, the book can't be read in a breaks between you lessons (if you are a student) it will certainly consume a fare ammount of your time, but it really does worth it. I am very sorry that author passed away but he did a lot more for computer sosciety than most of us will ever do!.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 May 1999
Format: Hardcover
I found this book very beneficial in trying to build a client/server app. I didn't know much about sockets, or network programming in general. The nice examples and the excellent clarity of presentation, helped me understand and develop some very nice network applications. Great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Feb. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is by far the best writing I've seen on Sockets, It's usefull even for people not implimenting sockets on UNIX, don't go around thinking you can get it all from the web this book covers stuff it would take years to find out by surfing.
Also it's one of the few books to seperate UDP from TCP, very usefull for those simple programs.
Most importantly, It'a an impressive book to have on your bookshelf at work.
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I was socked to read (when i tried to visit his web site) that Richard Stevens passed away recently. This book provides the most complete coverage I 've seen put together on the subject. What this book does not cover enough is advanced techniques that the professionals use to implement connections(i.e., double connections, redudancy etc). I am sure he was going to cover these in future books. I feel we are going to miss a great contributor in the field of computer science and network programing.
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