Thread: Winsock

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    Rabite SirCrono6's Avatar
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    Question Winsock

    Hmm... I was using Winsock in a console (following a random tutorial I found on the internet) and so far I wanted to see if I got any errors. So I wrote all the code (that I have read):
    #include <iostream>
    #include <windows.h>
    int main( void )
      WSADATA wsaDat;
      if( WSAStartup( ( 1, 1 ), &wsaDat ) != 0 )
        std::cout << "WSA initialization failed!";
      SOCKET socket;
      socket = ( AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0 );
      if( socket == INVALID_SOCKET )
        std::cout << "Failed to create socket!";
      SOCKADDR_IN sockAddr;
      sockAddr.sin_port = 50;
      sockAddr.sin_family = AF_INET;
      sockAddr.sin_addr.S_un.S_un_b.s_b1 = 127;
      sockAddr.sin_addr.S_un.S_un_b.s_b2 = 0;
      sockAddr.sin_addr.S_un.S_un_b.s_b3 = 0;
      sockAddr.sin_addr.S_un.S_un_b.s_b4 = 1;
      if( bind( socket, ( SOCKADDR* )( &sockAddr ), sizeof( sockAddr ) ) == SOCKET_ERROR )
        std::cout << "Failed to bind!";
      return 0;
    I linked libwsock.a and ended with a single error:

    [Build Error] ["Internet.exe"] Error 1

    I haven't found anything to cause that error yet. See signature for compiler etc.

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    Handy Andy andyhunter's Avatar
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    It has nothing to do with C++, it is all about your knowledge of networking.

    For instance, where is your include file for winsock?
    Something like this is expected:
    #include <WINSOCK2.h>
    This is for the new version of winsock.

    Also this:
    if( WSAStartup( ( 1, 1 ), &wsaDat ) != 0 )
    You are missing something in here, such as the MAKEWORD macro, aka
    if( WSAStartup( MAKEWORD( 1, 1 ), &wsaDat ) != 0 )
    And are you linking with the correct library?

    Plus this does belong in the Networking Forum.

    Anywho, hope this helps.

    edit: Just bothered to read your sig, you have the newest version of winsock. You should use it.
    Last edited by andyhunter; 02-12-2005 at 09:44 PM.
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