Free socket libraries

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    Free socket libraries

    Hello,

    I would like to get into windows socket programming, and I was wondering if anyone knows any good, free socket libraries that makes handling communications easier. I'm only interested in rather basic things like simple client/server apps. C Builder has indie, but that's not free, and I'd rather use something free.

    Also, if anyone knows any good windows sockets tutorials, I'd also be interested, since I'd like to be able to do this myself as well.

    Thanks!

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    Windows comes with the winsock library, you just have to link to it.

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    Yes, I know about the winsock library. I meant something that makes things easier, like what indy does in C Builder.

    Those links are very useful however, thanks.

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    That would depend on what type on net processing you want to do.
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    Write my own simple server (a list of connected IPs and just basic text sending/receiving) and my own client... nothing fancy.

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