Network - (Internet) Socket (Network identifier)

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A socket is a session identifier for a connection between 2 processes via a particular protocol. It's also known as a IPC socket.


List of sockets and their transport protocols:

  • netsocket: The net socket is the most well-known and permits communication with TCP and UDP between a server and a client
  • Unix domain sockets (UDS), for internal inter-process communication (ie on the same host)
  • Systems Network Architecture (SNA).

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