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- The usual way to create a Unix domain or TCP socket is programatically, via the mknod or socket system calls. The
mknodcommand will not allow you to create a socket.
From the command line, use the socket package
If you wish to create a Unix/TCP socket from the command-line, try the
socketcommand from the socket package (install it first). Summarizing its man page description:
Socket creates an Internet domain TCP or a UNIX domain stream socket and connects it to stdin and stdout.
Examples of socket usage (from man page)
socket -v coma.cs.tu-berlin.de nntp
connects to the nntp port (port 119) of coma.cs.tu-berlin.de (22.214.171.124).
socket -sl 3425
creates a server socket on port 3425 on the local host and waits for a connection. After a connection has been closed, a new connection is accepted.
socket -wslqvp "echo Socket! " 1938
creates a server socket on port 1938 on the local host and waits for a connection. When a connection is accepted, the string "Socket!" is written to the socket. No data is read from the socket and written to the finger program. The connection is closed when an end-of-file condition at the standard output of the program occurs. Then a new connection is accepted.