Socket programming in C with socket.h

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    Socket programming in C with socket.h

    Hi all.
    I'm trying to code a socket program using socket.h. As instruction, i download socket.h and paste into sys folder of my compiler home. Then i include this header file into my .c file but there're many errors when i make this file. I wonder if that is standard header file or not? Please help me to solve this problem because i think socket programing in c is basic and socket.h must be wellknown.

    Thanks alot.

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    Oh, thank you very much.
    Because i attempt to use socket.h for programming in window enviroment although this document recommend us using winsock.h. So i will try with my linux at home.

    Thanks again.

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    Because i attempt to use socket.h for programming in window enviroment although this document recommend us using winsock.h. So i will try with my linux at home.
    Well, why must you use socket.h? There is no network programming library specified by the standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Well, why must you use socket.h? There is no network programming library specified by the standard.
    I read it in instruction and i thought it is the simplest way to start practicing socket in c language. i'm using lcc as compiler because my notebook working in window xp enviroment ,but i have a linux pc at home. I have started studying c socket for a few days and i want to do some study about networking programming so i need somebody's help.
    Thank you.

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    Hi i'm back with a question!
    I have problem with winsock2.h. I'm using VS C++ 6 and i try to compile a program using pcap. But my winsock2.h do not define sockaddr_storage struct. How can i update this header file? is it ok if i copy this struct from msdn to this file or where can i download the newer.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by funzy View Post
    Hi all.
    As instruction, i download socket.h and paste into sys folder of my compiler home. Then i include this header file into my .c file but there're many errors when i make this file.
    A header file is not code. It does nothing for you but tell you what you COULD do, if you had the library. Think of the header file as the menu in a restaurant. The library is like the food. You'd be pretty disappointed if you went to a restaurant and all you could do was look at the menu and not actually order anything.

    Whatever kind of computer you are working with, it most likely already has socket development libraries installed on it. Downloading some header off the Internet is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funzy View Post
    Hi i'm back with a question!
    I have problem with winsock2.h. I'm using VS C++ 6 and i try to compile a program using pcap. But my winsock2.h do not define sockaddr_storage struct. How can i update this header file? is it ok if i copy this struct from msdn to this file or where can i download the newer.
    To use my previous analogy, editing a header file that you didn't make yourself is like taking a menu and writing down new entrees. People who do that are known as "crazy."

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    did you make sure you linked to winsock2.lib ? Iknow ive made that mistake a few times when writing client/server skeletons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    did you make sure you linked to winsock2.lib ? Iknow ive made that mistake a few times when writing client/server skeletons.
    you mean, ws32_2.lib Kind of stupid as it was called winsock.lib and now its totally different :|

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    About C language Socket Programs

    Hi LaserLight.
    I have send a massage to U also.
    Whether U have solved the problem of header files in C language/
    I want to use them in DOS mode or windows mode.
    What can I do. From where I can get the required header files.

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    This thread is over half a year old - there is a rule on this forum of "don't wake old threads". Start a new thread if you want, and in that, perhaps you can describe a bit better what it is you are trying to do, what is or isn't happening that is different from what you expect, etc.

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