Hi rodney Here,i am new to unix programming and had little doubt about on unix "C" sockets Hopefully this is a good place to ask this question. I was looking for some advice on how best to use unix c sockets. I'm writing a simple http client, so currently I create a socket with the socket() method, and then call connect() to connect to the server (I'm using a TCP stream, rather than UDP). What I want to know is should I create a new socket using socket(), every time I want to connect to a new server, or can I just close the connection, and call connect() to connect to a new server?
For example.Currently I create the socket, and connect to www.google.com
. then I make a standard HTTP Get request for index.htm.This returns a 302 (Resource moved to www.google.co.uk
. Now to connect to www.google.co.uk
, currently I'm closing my socket,then I use socket() to create a new one, and finally call connect() to connectwww.google.co.uk
. Is it possible to just close() the socket, and then call connect() passing the credentials for www.google.co.uk
? I tried this, but it seemed to fail to connect.Originally I assumed that I should always pair a connect() with close(), but perhaps I should pair socket() with close() ?