A socket is an abstract network construct with a sending and receiving side. In most modern operating systems (OS) there are device representations, and programming tools to address sockets.

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Configuring port in iptables for websockets

I'm implementing Ratchet's push example in my server (websockets) on port 9090. These are current iptables policies: [root@myserver ~]# iptables -L -n -v Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 309 packets, 22420 ...
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What does TCP: too many orphaned sockets mean?

When I use dmesg to look at linux kernel messages, I see a flood of.... TCP: too many orphaned sockets messages. My guess is this is sockets that are hanging around in TIME_WAIT after being closed ...
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Can nginx set 'Origin' header when proxing websocket?

We know nginx can proxy WebSocket since version 1.3.13, and we also know some times WebSocket server will valid the 'Origin' header, so someone said you can do something like: proxy_set_header Origin ...
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Single TCP-CLOSE_WAIT connection brings down application till restart

Recently found a behaviour where my application had a connection in TCP Close_wait state till the app was restarted (after about 5 hours). But during this period the SUnreclaim space was also ...
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When a socket switch to TIME_WAIT state, why I can't see its inode number?

I'm developing a program in python that parses /proc/net/tcp informations, but unfortunately, while I was doing this, I saw a strange thing. Practically, when a socket change in TIME_WAIT state, ...
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KVM unix socket file permission for VNC

I'm using kvm-qemu/libvirtd for a bunch of kvms. I'm using vnc for the graphical interface. By default, it listens on a tcp socket. I want to have it listen on a unix socket instead. Looking at some ...
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Rails application deployment, nginx, unicorn, capistrano socket error

I am deploying a rails application to a digital ocean VPS. I have followed https://coderwall.com/p/yz8cha . All things done well, but now the browser shows only a blank page. Nginx log contains: ...
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Can HAProxy reconnect a websocket to another backend server transparently?

I'm new to HAProxy so this might have an obvious answer but I wasn't able to find it. Consider this setup: two backend web applications; one HAProxy in front of the web applications; many clients ...
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Apache load balancer for mod_proxy_wstunnel?

We are in the process of developing a JavaEE 7 application to be deployed on JBoss/Wildfly that will make extensive use of Web Sockets. We're using mod_proxy_wstunnel for web socket support, and ...
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Configuring Apache 2.4 mod_proxy_wstunnel for Socket.IO 1.0

I'm trying to configure Apache 2.4 for proxying the websocket connection for socket.io to a node.js websocket server, using mod_proxy_wstunnel. We had this working fine with socket.io 0.9, but with ...
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Directory for PHP 5 FPM socket files is deleted after reboot on Ubuntu Server

I've created a directory to store socket files for PHP 5 FPM: sudo mkdir /var/run/php-fpm. It is owned by root:root as well as core PHP FPM process. When PHP FPM is starting, it creates socket files ...
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Allow user to bind only certain ports on Linux [closed]

Welcome, I'm looking for equivalent of mac_portacl from FreeBSD. I want to assign to one user only certain ports. Filtering it by iptables isn't enough, because when process works, the port is blocked ...
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How do you control the file ownership of a socket managed by launchd

I'm working on writing a daemon that talks to other daemons in the same project over UNIX sockets. For security purposes, it's critical that these daemons only talk amongst themselves (and can't, for ...
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Updated php5-fpm, can't use socket anymore

Earlier today, I updated packages on one of my servers. One of those packages was an update to php5-fpm, which seems to have broken my ability to utilize unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock. Disclaimer: I ...
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Fixing WebSocket 404 Error With Dynamic WebSocket URL's Under Reverse Proxy

I am running Ubuntu, Apache, mod_proxy_wstunnel(Enabled), Shiny-Server, and R. I have setup shiny-server to listen locally, and Apache to Proxy requests for the shiny-server. I have also setup a basic ...
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Access to a network server without port forwarding

I have a network with the following structure. The server in PC2 is simple socket server TCP in 8080 port. I need to access to PC2 from other external network by socket client. This socket client ...
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Websocket & HTTP proxy with server between two firewalls

I have a server ("A") running behind a firewall, which serves HTTP and websockets. I have no control over the firewall, but do have an external server ("B") to which the internal server can connect ...
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How to solve SocketException: Permission denied: connect

I recently encountered a problem that is giving me a headache and I need help ... The System consists of two subsystems, called A and B, each running on a standalone Tomcat instance and currently ...
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SElinux label for php-fpm sockets

I'm attempting to set up multiple instances of php-fpm to run multiple versions of php through apache 2.2 running on centos 6.5. At some point in the future this will end up in a shared hosting ...
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Weird socket behavior in VirtualBox (NAT + PAT)?

I have a Linux VM with NAT and PAT configured. Let's say ports 2000 and 2001 are forwarded to the VM. These ports are also configured for external access on a device such as a router using a domain ...
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Increase number of connections per socket

How do I increase the number of connections each socket can accept? I know that you can increase the total number of connections using: # sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=4096 But each connection is then ...
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Create a link to the Unix socket [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to create a hard link for an unix socket? I'm creating a jail and symbolic links won't work, so I'm looking for a solution, how to provide an unix socket inside chrootted ...
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Communicating between two servers sitting behind their respective NATs

I'm building an web app (Server A) that communicates with a remote server (Server B) that is connected to the internet. Server B resides behind a NAT and is listening to communication on 3 ...
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Sharing unix socket via docker volume - permission denied

I try to share my php5-fpm socket via a volume with my nginx webserver. Fpm and nginx are running in different containers and I want to get them working via a shared volume where I place the socket ...
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Debian 7.4 drops UDP traffic randomly

I'm running Debian 7.4, KVM VPS with the latest updates. I'm getting UDP ports randomly closed for 2-10 minutes for no reason. I'm running gaming servers and the port tester shows the ports are ...
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Nginx websocket 502 bad gateway

I'm trying to use nginx as proxy for websocket nodejs server, but I'm always getting 502 bad gateway. my domain config: upstream server { server 127.0.0.1:8090; } server { listen 8085; ...
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WebSocket Connection closed before receiving a handshake response

Due to WebSocket connections I am facing issue and due to this other response to stop receiving. I have configured BIMServer to response back to my application and render 3D view loading individual ...
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How to check if a process is non-blocking in linux without using a stack tracer?

A multi-cpu server is running several processes. One process has a thread that should always be in a spinning state, using 100% of the CPU it's been assigned. My current method (besides asking the ...
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Servicing ws:// in Node.js via Tomcat and Apache

I've Googled various combinations of keywords but I cannot find a suitable description of what to do to get this to work. Currently, I have a web site running Apache 2 with everything except ports 80 ...
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Cannot get Web Sockets to work with virtual IP redirection

I can't get Web Sockets to work on my site when I access it via its virtual IP. If I use it's real (intranet) IP, everything works perfectly. If I use the virtual IP, I get this on Google Chrome ...
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Uwsgi and flask with unix socket instead of URL

I was trying to find out the difference between a socket as a unix file and a socket that is a ip and port. If I switch something like uwsgi to use a file instead of a port and ip, how do I then ...
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Uwsgi - Socket file or URL

I was installing UWSGI and it looks like for the socket I can specify either a URL and port or instead I can specify a socket location file. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the difference ...
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How to deploy a WebSocket application without downtime?

Deploying HTTP applications without downtime isn't that hard: HTTP is stateless, so with a load balancer in front of 2 HTTP applications solves the problem. If both applications use a common backend ...
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Unable to access 3ware 3dm2 web interface, failed to start listening socket

I am unable to get to the 3ware 3dm2 web interface. When I attempt to execute 3dm2 from the command line, i get the following error "(0x0C:0x0005): Failed to start listening socket". This was working ...
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Use stunnel for Socket.io SSL support

I am trying to add SSL support to my node.js app, while connecting via socket.io. The traffic to socket.io is going to port 80. I would like stunnel to grab encrypted traffic from port 443, unencrypt ...
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Why would a client send a RST packet as reply to a SYN,ACK?

I have a HTTP webservice where sometimes the connection setup fails in a strange way: client sends a SYN packet server sends a SYN,ACK reply client responds with RST In which situations could a ...
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Running a websocket server and a http server on the same server

I am using nginx to to serve an instance of PHP application, and also at the same time running a Ratchet app to listen to a websocket connection. Problem is, both of these instance are using the same ...
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TCP client and server work for X times but hang after that

I'm a software engineer, but I think my problem needs a network engineer... For the software side of things, have a look at my Stack Overflow question: ...
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Why is there a socket interface on the host and a character device interface on the guest for virtio-serial?

I am trying to establish a communication channel between the host and one of its guest virtual machine using kvm as a hypervisor. For this, I am using virtio-serial. To create the virtual machine, I ...
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F5 Big-IP and WSS WebSockets

We have a F5 Big-IP load balancer that handles the SSL, so the servers behind it get HTTPS rather than HTTP (SSL off loading). I don't have version handy, but in the login page I can see "Copyright ...
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timing issue after route add/delete (route not used)

I have an application that is running a raw IP socket, destination of this socket is governed by routes installed via the 'ip route add' command. These routes can change during the lifetime of a ...
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Does the IIS 7.5 has any anti-dos or anti-flood mechanism built in and enabled by default?

Inside my windows 2008 R2 I am running a secure websocket server (XSockets.NET). When there are too many connections to the server, the server just stops responding at all. The developers claim, that ...
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How to open a port below 1024 in Cent OS for socket.io?

I'm trying to open port 843 in my Cent OS 5.2, I added following line to etc\sysconfig\iptables : -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 843 -j ACCEPT and then updated my iptables service. I need to listen to ...
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nginx proxying websockets, must be missing something

I have a basic chat app written in node.js using express and socket.io; it works fine when connecting directly to node on port 3000 But doesn't work when I try to use nginx v1.4.2 as a proxy. I ...
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How can we configure the Bitnami Joomla stack to open a socket on startup?

I have deployed the Bitnami Ubuntu Joomla! 3.1.5-2 (64-bit) stack on Amazon Cloud: http://bitnami.com/stack/joomla/cloud/amazon By default, the stack is configured to run PHP using PHP-FPM. I have no ...
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php-fpm + persistent sockets = 502 bad gateway

Put on your reading glasses - this will be a long-ish one. First, what I'm doing. I'm building a web-app interface for some particularly slow tcp devices. Opening a socket to them takes 200ms and an ...
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Apache2 mod_proxy_fcgi closes a connection after each request

I set up mod_proxy_fcgi do go with apache and php-fpm. If I read the FCGI spec correctly, the typical flow for the communication between a server is to keep the connections between the web server and ...
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Can't connect to MySQL using 'localhost' but using '127.0.0.1' it's ok?

My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ...
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nginx node.js & socket.io 504 timeout

Nginx config server { listen *:80; server_name live.domain.com; server_tokens off; charset utf-8; error_log /var/log/nginx/live-error.log info; ...
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Do keepalives to socket connections exist?

Pre briefing: Although my question is broad on purpose, I am dealing with nginx connecting to php-fpm (fcgi), which is served via a local socket (/tmp/somesocket.socket). Nginx has a setting to ...