TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers (Morgan Kaufmann Practical Guides) Paperback – 17 Mar 2009
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"Despite my having developed systems software with Sockets and C for 20+ years, I find myself still needing a book like this one. It covers all the subtleties and gotchas that one encounters when writing distributed applications in C with Sockets."--- Bobby Krupczak, The Krupczak Organization
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Another good point is it waves a large flag (OK has a paragraph in bold) saying things like don't do this or if you want to write full servers you need to deal with this.
The topic is well explained and clear. Examples are given from the first chapter of the book.
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As the title says, it's a book for C programmers about sockets, not for other languages. There is a chapter on C++ use, which I have not needed yet.
This guide was great for showing me the ropes. They cover a lot of ground quickly, so you may need to supplement the readings with some internet searching, but that's mostly for background information and getting a deeper understanding of the concept being covered.
It will take you from knowing nothing to writing clients and servers for TCP or UDP.
This one is great for C, and there is an equivalent for C# that uses .Net Framework wrappers. It is very up to date and still relevant. I highly recommend this.
Someone above mentioned that the source code was not available. It isn't at the location in the book but it is here: