A C++ wrapper for POSIX sockets
Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Uditha Atukorala.
This software library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This software library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
This project was started to add to the features provided by the simple socket-library project, specially socket timeouts. But rather than sticking to the same class structure it was decided to use stream buffers in C++ standard library.
The inspiration to derive from std::streambuf came from the socket++ library initially developed by Gnanasekaran Swaminathan. While the socket++ library seems to be stable and feature rich, the coding style and the lack of API documentation makes it a little difficult for the beginners.
psocksxx library attempts to borrow the concepts from socket++ and socket-library, but not the code, and create a well documented (and hopefully easy to understand) POSIX socket communication wrapper in C++. To keep the code simple and clean this project will only support POSIX sockets.
You can download source distributions from https://github.com/nukedzn/psocksxx/releases.
$ sudo aptitude update $ sudo aptitude install libpsocksxx-dev
Please report all bugs and feature requests under issues.
If you are using the github source then first you need to initialise autotools.
$ libtoolize (glibtoolize in OS X) $ aclocal $ autoheader $ autoconf $ automake --add-missing (you will need automake >= 1.13)
After that you can use the usual
./configure && make
Please take a look at examples for more details.
// tcp socket stream psocksxx::tcpnsockstream ss; // network address to bind to psocksxx::nsockaddr naddr( "localhost", "21555" ); // bind and listen ss.bind( &naddr, true ); ss.listen(); // accept a connection psocksxx::nsockstream * css = ss.accept();
// tcp socket stream psocksxx::tcpnsockstream ss; // connect ss.connect( "localhost", 21555 ); // send a message ss << "hello" << std::endl; // receive a message std::string msg; ss >> msg;