sockets, where can I find documentation?

John Pote johnpote at
Fri Mar 3 12:41:05 CET 2006

Hi all,

I want to use python on a server to access incoming TCP port accesses. So I 
need to use the socket interface which is new to me. To quote the Py Library 
Reference "7.2 socket -- Low-level networking interface":-

For an introduction to socket programming (in C), see the following papers: 
An Introductory 4.3BSD Interprocess Communication Tutorial, by Stuart 
Sechrest and An Advanced 4.3BSD Interprocess Communication Tutorial, by 
Samuel J. Leffler et al, both in the Unix Programmer's Manual, Supplementary 
Documents 1 (sections PS1:7 and PS1:8). The platform-specific reference 
material for the various socket-related system calls are also a valuable 
source of information on the details of socket semantics. For Unix, refer to 
the manual pages; for Windows, see the WinSock (or Winsock 2) specification. 
For IPv6-ready APIs, readers may want to refer to RFC 2553 titled Basic 
Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6.

Where can I get the various papers mentioned in the manual? And as I like 
books sitting on the shelf can someone recommend a book on sockets.

many thanks,

John Pote 

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