Socket State (connected or not)

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    Socket State (connected or not)

    how can i check that current state of a socket? if its connected or not
    i have multiple clients on a server and i want to check if client X is still connected or not

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    The easiest way is to send across some data every so often and see if the client responds.

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    If you send to the socket and it returns error 10057 WSAENOTCONN then you know that the socket is not connected.

    More details on error handling can be found here;

    Winsock error handling

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