Creating a socket with ISC's libinet.a

Mark W. Snitily mark at zok.UUCP
Sun Jan 14 10:52:57 AEST 1990

Has anyone tried to create a socket using the libinet.a that comes
with ISC's X11 development package?

The code in it's simplest form would be:

      #include <sys/types.h>
      #include <sys/socket.h>
         int s;
         s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);

And then linked via "cc -o sock sock.c -linet" (assuming the file
is named sock.c).

I've tried every combination of format (e.g. AF_INET) and type (e.g.
SOCK_STREAM) and the socket() call always returns -1 (meaning error).

ISC's X11 server appears to open a Unix domain socket (AF_UNIX with

I don't have ISC's TCP/IP package, only the libinet.a library that comes
with the X11 libraries.

Does anyone know how to create and use a socket with this library?


-- Mark

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