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TCP/IP Sockets with Time Out Capabilities

Socket Time Out

Recently I had a question from one of my readers about how to close connections on a server when there are no requests received after a certain period of time. The question was asked in regard to the tcpsockets classes I covered in my blog TCP Network Programming Design Patterns in C++, none of which support time out capabilties. Timing out on both receive and connect operations are common use cases that should be covered by any halfway decent socket programming toolkits. So in this article I’ll update my tcpsockets classes to handle time outs.

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