[lsb-discuss] Linux Socket API Documentation?

Darren Davis ddavis at novell.com
Thu Dec 24 06:16:50 PST 2009

>>> On 12/24/2009 at 03:12 AM, in message <4B333EA3.8090304 at ispras.ru>, Denis
Silakov <silakov at ispras.ru> wrote: 
> On 12/24/09 01:10, Darren Davis wrote:
>> Hello LSB,
>> Were would you point someone to get the definitive API Documentation for the 
> Linux Socket API?  Would you just say look at the man pages?  They tend to be 
> outdated.
>> Thoughts?
> Well, I don't think that man pages in this particular area are outdated.
> man 2 and 7 for socket and other relevant 'man 2' pages were updated
> less than a year ago (end 2008/beginning 2009) and should represent all
> kernel 2.6.27/glibc 2.9 possibilities.
> Probably these are not the ultimate docs, but I guess this is much more
> fresh then most of documents/FAQs/tutorials you can find in the Net.

Agreed, it does look like the dates are October of 2008 in SLE 11, so they are pretty current.  I probably should have checked that before making my statement.  I was reflecting more of the fact that you do an Internet search for socket documentation and I find they are usually dated many years ago.



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