Using fstream and ip addresses

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    Using fstream and ip addresses

    Is something like this legal? It doesn't work right now, but is it possible to do something like this?

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        char c[51];
        fstream infile("64.237.35.121:78");
        if (!infile)
            cout << "Can't open address" << endl;
        infile << "BARF" << endl;
        while (infile >> c)
            cout << c;
        cin >> c;
        return 0;
    }
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    >> Is something like this legal?
    For a type other than fstream...sure.

    >> is it possible to do something like this?
    Yep. You could define TCP stream types or UDP stream types ect...

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    What do you mean for a type other than fstream? I know what sockets are and such, but this idea popped in my head.
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    I only meant that fstream doesn't work on sockets directly...

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    Oh, I thought it could, since it can open files across a LAN. So winsock is your only choice on windows?
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    >> I thought it could, since it can open files across a LAN.
    Network File Systems are typically transparent to the application. Under Windows you use UNC paths or mounted volumes.
    Under *nix, NSF drives are equally transparent to the application.

    >> So winsock is your only choice on windows?
    That or some 3rd party library that does what you want.

    gg

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