Closing a socket.

Chris Johns chrisj at
Thu May 12 09:22:40 UTC 2005

Thomas Rauscher wrote:
> No, I meant to create a sending socket and sending a message to
> the listening thread using a special QUIT, EXIT, CLOSE or whatever
> packet. Of course this only an option in self-designed protocols.

Ah ok. Not so easy when the protocol is not home grown or is SSL/TSL.

> I was thinking about the BSD socket shutdown() function. 
> Sorry for being imprecise.

No problem. I found the shutdown function you are referring to. It 
suffers the same problem all the system calls suffer.

  Chris Johns

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