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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How to automatically restart a service on failure in Linux

On Windows, you can set what should happen if/when a service fails. Is there a standard way of achieving the same thing on Linux (CentOS in particular)? A bigger part of my question is: how do you ...
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Unix socket vs TCP/IP host:port

Could someone please describe to me the pros and cons of using a Unix socket file vs a tcp/ip localhost:port when setting up services on a server (Ubuntu, FWIW)? In this particular instance it's for ...
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What's the difference between Unix socket and TCP/IP socket?

It's from this answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2482411/is-this-pdo-bug-fixed-now/2482424#2482424
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Create Unix Named Socket from the Command Line

Is there a command similar to mkfifo but for domain sockets?
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Subdomains. How do you do development with subdomains?

I am currently building an web app which also utilizes websockets. (Rails for webserver and Nodejs for socket.io) I have structured my application to use subdomains to separate between connection to ...
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understanding resolv.conf nameserver through system calls [closed]

I am trying to understand how /etc/resolv.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf exactly works and what is significance of nameserver entry 127.0.1.1 I did strace ping google.com to get to know about the system ...
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How to find other end of unix socket connection?

I have a process (dbus-daemon) which has many open connection over UNIX sockets. One of these connections is fd #36: =$ ps uw -p 23284 USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME ...
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Apache in linux-vserver won't start, can't create socket

During extensive research and testing to write a proper question worthy of stackexchange I found a solution: rebuild the libapr1 package inside the guest.I thought I'd nevertheless post this ...
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Suphp connection reset by peer in error logs

In my Linux server's logs I have this record nearly every 5 minutes. I couldn't find the reason for two weeks and I would be very happy if you can recommend me a way to diagnose the problem. It is ...
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mysql error 2002 “cannot connect to socket”

I am having trouble with the server I'm running my trac on. I accidentally had the nightly back up going to the internal hard drive instead of the external. So it filled up, I erased the new files, ...