Creates a new IPv4 TCP socket.
#include <prio.h> PRFileDesc* PR_NewTCPSocket(void);
The function returns one of the following values:
- Upon successful completion, a pointer to the
PRFileDescobject created for the newly opened IPv4 TCP socket.
- If the creation of a new TCP socket failed,
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a connection-oriented, reliable byte-stream protocol of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
PR_NewTCPSocket creates a new IPv4 TCP socket. A TCP connection is established by a passive socket (the server) accepting a connection setup request from an active socket (the client). Typically, the server binds its socket to a well-known port with
PR_Listen to start listening for connection setup requests, and calls
PR_Accept to accept a connection. The client makes a connection request using
After a connection is established, the client and server may send and receive data between each other. To receive data, one can call
PR_Recv. To send data, one can call
PR_AcceptRead is suitable for use by the server to accept a new client connection and read the client's first request in one function call.
PR_NewTCPSocket is deprecated because it is hardcoded to create an IPv4 TCP socket. New code should use
PR_OpenTCPSocket instead, which allows the address family (IPv4 or IPv6) of the new TCP socket to be specified.