TCP - Socket (Endpoint)

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A socket in the context of TCP.

A TCP socket is a session identifier for each TCP connection and is the combination of:

  • a local address:
    • source host address,
    • source port,
  • a remote address
    • destination host address,
    • and destination port.

It's used interchangeability with the term TCP connection as one connection is equal to one socket.

The output of netstat showing a socket Id with its state.

Netstat Windows


In tcp, a socket address is the combination of



A remote socket is the socket of the client.


A local socket is the socket of the server



See connection list


See connection state

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