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IPv6 Socket API Extensions: Programmer’s Guide


Author: Qing LiJinmei TatuyaKeiichi Shima

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publish Date: 9th July 2009

ISBN-13: 9780123785695

Pages: 192

Language: English



IPv6 Socket API Extensions: Programmer’s Guide covers the IPv6 application programming intercfaces (API) extensions and enhancements that have been made to the socket APIs. The book begins with a brief overview of the API specifications along with sample code usage. Then an explanation of the internal kernel implementation that realizes the services offered by the API sets is detailed. Also descriptions of several standard user libraries that have been extended or created to support IPV6 are reviewed. Includes various examples which illustrate how to write portable applications that can run on either IPv4 or IPv6 networks. Succinct treatment of everything you need know to get up and running with IPv6 socket programming in one affordable volume.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 The Basic Socket API—[RFC3493] 3 The Advanced Socket API—[RFC3542] 4 Kernel Implementation of IPv6 Socket APIs 5 Socket Options and Ancillary Data Examples 6 Implementation of Library Functions—libinet6