Tag Archive: sockets


In this article I will present to you a useful function for getting the host name and service of a socket.

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In this article I will present to you a POSIX function I wrote that can be used to create a server socket to support both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (IP-Agnostic). Recently, I needed to support this feature in a server application. The implementation uses POSIX system calls and data structures that can be used as generics to support both IPv4 and IPv6.

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Zepto Web Server is a tiny open source HTTP web server well-written in C that can handle simple HTTP requests and serve information in HTML format by using dynamic modules that can be loaded at runtime. Also, the HTTP web server runs as a daemon process and is designed according to the MPM (Multi-Processing Module) architecture that allows multiple requests to be processed almost simultaneously. The main server daemon process creates and maintains various server workers which handle incoming requests.

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It is true that Software Programming is a branch of Computer Science about which I’m pretty enthusiastic. But I’m very excited at the times when I learn something new and innovative on programming. Such a period of learning of new issues on programming was when I began to wonder about the way the Internet works. My questions were related to the client – server architecture model (on whose base the Internet and its services has been designed), how web applications is in practice implemented and how I could implement an Internet service on my own.

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