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What is the difference between port and socket?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Apr 16th, 2007
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Nagaraja G

Answered On : Dec 25th, 2007

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A port is a logical connection method two end points communicate with. Ports operate at the Transport layer of the OSI. Sockets are a means of plugging the application layer in. Sockets are determined by an IP address and port number.A socket is one end point of a connection.

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