enum_sock_type (9) - Linux Man Pages

enum_sock_type: Socket types

NAME

enum_sock_type - Socket types

SYNOPSIS

enum sock_type {
  SOCK_STREAM,
  SOCK_DGRAM,
  SOCK_RAW,
  SOCK_RDM,
  SOCK_SEQPACKET,
  SOCK_DCCP,
  SOCK_PACKET
};  

CONSTANTS

SOCK_STREAM

stream (connection) socket

SOCK_DGRAM

datagram (conn.less) socket

SOCK_RAW

raw socket

SOCK_RDM

reliably-delivered message

SOCK_SEQPACKET

sequential packet socket

SOCK_DCCP

Datagram Congestion Control Protocol socket

SOCK_PACKET

linux specific way of getting packets at the dev level. For writing rarp and other similar things on the user level.

DESCRIPTION

When adding some new socket type please grep ARCH_HAS_SOCKET_TYPE include/asm-* /socket.h, at least MIPS overrides this enum for binary compat reasons.

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