HOW TO: Network Programming in C++

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    HOW TO: Network Programming in C++

    Hi All,

    I have been working as a Systems Support engineer(or whatever it is supposed to be), from quite a while...The same old job of Troubleshooting application related, Hardware related problems, maintaining servers etc....

    I feel that it is time for me to move on to something higher/better, something which interests me..(& which gets me money ofcourse )

    From the outset, I have been fascinated with Network Programming....I know a bit of C++ & C. If you guyz could help me find a book or website, where i can start off my career in Network Programming (Windows to begin with..not good in *NIX) that would be great !!!


    Thanx in Advance
    govi

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    >> Windows to begin with..not good in *NIX

    Winsock: search on google.

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    http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~beej/guide/net/html/

    Its gonna take alot more than a book/site to get you deep in winsock though, also you should try to look at wininet sometimes makes things easier, but i would advise building up a decent background in win32 programming first, it will help you in the long term

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    I recommend Network Programming for Microsoft Windows, Second Edition by Anthony Jones and Jim Ohmund.

    Kuphryn

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    Hi,




    I agree with you TNT, I guess one should have sound Win32 programming knowledge too....So if you could suggest a book for WIN32 Programming as well...(would it be Charels Petzold ???)

    Hia kuphryn, I had a look at the Microsoft book you had suggested...after reading the book a bit, I felt that it is way above me....maybe I need something more down to earth...




    By the way TNT, I think I know where you picked the Signature of yours from....he..he.. 'The Hackers Manifesto' right ??
    govi

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    Hee, yep your right govi,

    As for win32 books, i have only used 2 and i have a pretty decent knowledge of win32 programming, these are Charles Petzolds one and Win32 Programming API Bible, this is a great book, although written around windows 95 fully documents every function(well most that you will come across) however it dosnt go into network programming... This is a good choice as a reference book after you have learnt the basics, but if you get Petzolds book and read that in conjunction with some web tutorials such as http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/ you should be able to learn enough to go into sockets, petzolds book actually has a chapter on sockets, but its slightly advanced.

    Hope that helps,
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    Personally I wouldnt bother with an API reference .....no reflection on that perticualr book, but the best API reference is available free from MSDN....this will be the definative reference and its always the most up to date

    Download the Platform SDK!!!

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    Originally posted by kuphryn
    I recommend Network Programming for Microsoft Windows, Second Edition by Anthony Jones and Jim Ohmund.

    Kuphryn
    Thats the one I've got

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