C++ Sockets is a cross-platform, easy-to-use and completely free library software implemented in C++ and designed to be used as a wrapper for creating BSD-style sockets in open source applications.
Supports SSL, IPv6, UDP, TCP and HTTP protocols
The library provides support for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), IPv6, TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), UDP (User Datagram Protocol), encrypted TCP, HTTP, as well as highly customizable error handling.
C++ Sockets implements the SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol), UDP, TCP, and ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) transport layer protocols, as well as the HTTP/HTTPS, SMTP and Ajp/1.3 application layer protocols.
Getting started with C++ Sockets
To install and use the C++ Sockets software on your GNU/Linux operating system, you must download the latest version from Softpedia or directly from the project’s official website, where it is distributed as a source archive.
Save the archive somewhere on your PC, extract its contents using an archive manager utility, open a terminal emulator application and move to the location of the extracted archive files using the ‘cd’ command (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/Sockets-126.96.36.199).
Run the ‘make’ command (without quotes) to compile the library, making sure that a GCC compiler is installed on your GNU/Linux operating systems. After a successful compilation, run the ‘make install’ command as root or the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user to install C++ Sockets system wide. Run the ‘Sockets-config’ command to see how you can interact with the library.
Under the hood
Taking a look under the hood of the C++ Sockets library software, we can notice that it has been written entirely in the C++ programming language and designed to support GNU/Linux, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It works on 64-bit and 32-bit computers.