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Hi,
Can someone please reccomend a good book for learning more about socket/network programming in C? I've modified a few programs that use sockets, but I don't fully understand how they work and I certainly don't know enough of the features to code my own socket applications. I'm asking for ideas on:

1.) A book that would teach me more about socket programming (including examples)
2.) A reference book on using sockets
3.) A book about client/server programming with sockets (integrating with exsisting protocols, and creating new ones)

If this is the same book, all the better!
Note: I'm developing for *NIX environment, so no Winsock!
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I highly recommend "TCP/IP Illustrated" by W. Richard Stevens. You probably only need volumes I and III. These books concentrate more on the communications and protocols side of things.

If you prefer to concentrate on the programming side of things, better get "UNIX Network Programming", also by W. Richard Stevens.
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by:guysmartgal
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hi,
    if u hail from India,there is a book by Vijay Mukhi titled "C Odyssey" . I dont think its available outside this region and i suggest u to start with this book and then go for Richard Steevens, so that Vijay Mukhi's book give u good understanding that is required for Network Programmaing.


Starting off with Richard Steevens doesnt make any harm but good if started with C Odyssey

Thanx
Luv.
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by:BlackDiamond
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I second the Stevens books.  No books I have seen are more comprehensive, and there are tons of nice wrappers that are very useful.
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by:havman56
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douglas comer also nice book.
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