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What is the purpose of sockets in laymantermslayman terms?

I met several times the term "socket", so I looked it up on different sites sites, but each of them required too much knowledge in order to understand understand the explanation.  

> What I read were things like:
> * the socket falls into the same category like the pipe and name piped
> * the socket has some kind of two way communication
> * the socket is used in inter process communication
> * the socket is sometimes mentioned with regard to networks

What I read were things like:

  • sockets fall into the same category as pipes and name pipes
  • sockets offer some kind of two-way communication
  • sockets are used in inter-process communication
  • sockets are sometimes mentioned with regard to networks

I do not really get the big picture, what is the very purpose of a socket, could. Could you explain it maybe in terms that would not require too much technical knowledge (like C language)?

What is the purpose of sockets in laymanterms?

I met several times the term "socket", so I looked it up on different sites, but each of them required too much knowledge in order to understand the explanation.  

> What I read were things like:
> * the socket falls into the same category like the pipe and name piped
> * the socket has some kind of two way communication
> * the socket is used in inter process communication
> * the socket is sometimes mentioned with regard to networks

I do not really get the big picture, what is the very purpose of a socket, could you explain it maybe in terms that would not require too much technical knowledge (like C language)

What is the purpose of sockets in layman terms?

I met several times the term "socket", so I looked it up on different sites, but each of them required too much knowledge in order to understand the explanation.

What I read were things like:

  • sockets fall into the same category as pipes and name pipes
  • sockets offer some kind of two-way communication
  • sockets are used in inter-process communication
  • sockets are sometimes mentioned with regard to networks

I do not really get the big picture, what is the very purpose of a socket. Could you explain it maybe in terms that would not require too much technical knowledge (like C language)?

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What is the purpose of sockets in laymanterms?

I met several times the term "socket", so I looked it up on different sites, but each of them required too much knowledge in order to understand the explanation.

> What I read were things like:
> * the socket falls into the same category like the pipe and name piped
> * the socket has some kind of two way communication
> * the socket is used in inter process communication
> * the socket is sometimes mentioned with regard to networks

I do not really get the big picture, what is the very purpose of a socket, could you explain it maybe in terms that would not require too much technical knowledge (like C language)