telnet --- sockets ?

maximilianscherr MaximilianScherr at T-Online.de
Wed Jan 23 13:29:46 CET 2002


i'm glad(or not:)) to be both persons.

--- In python-list at y..., grante at v... (Grant Edwards) wrote:
> In article <3c4e0233_1 at c...>, Joshua Muskovitz wrote:
> > "Grant Edwards" <grante at v...> wrote in message
> > news:Y9m38.6275$Wf1.2170152 at r...
> >> Ah, he forgot to set the SO_INSTANEOUS flag!
> > 
> > rotflmao.  Thanks for the best chuckle of the day.  :-)
> 
> It'd be even funnier if I could spell.
> 
> >> > they work.  I stongly recommend _UNIX Network Programming_ by
> >> > W. Richard Stevens as a book to teach you more than you want to
> >> > know about them.
> >>
> >> It may be more than you want to know -- but, when it comes to
> >> sockets: more than you want to know is pretty much what it
> >> takes to do it right.
> > 
> > This is exactly correct, and was the reason I specified a
> > rather thick book on the subject.  If you want to really
> > understand what's going on at the TCP and IP layers, you can't
> > just read one of those "Teach yourself TCP in two hours"
> > books.  There is a *lot* going on behind the scenes.
> 
> The truly nasty thing about sockets is that doing things the
> wrong way will often work some (or most) of the time.  Then
> when a slow link is added between here and there, or "there" is
> a BSD system instead of a Linux system, or somebody changes the
> MTU on a router somewhere, your program collapses in a heap on
> the floor, and the person tasked with fixing the thing will say
> unkind things about you and your ancestors.
> 
> Not that I've ever been in that spot...  ;)
> 
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