UNIX Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency, and Threads

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2003 - Computers - 893 pages
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This fully updated UNIX classic covers everything students need to know to master UNIX threads, TCP/IP, and RPC programming - with reusable code examples that explain syntax every step of the way. The authors explain the fundamentals of UNIX programming, focusing on communication, concurrency, and multithreading techniques; how they work, when to use them, and how to use them most effectively. This Second Edition includes entirely new chapters on programming for the Web and multicasting, as well as thoroughly revised and updated coverage of RPC. Coverage also includes files, signals, semaphores, POSIX threads, and client-server communication. The authors illustrate the best ways to write system calls, they present several hands-on projects designed to help students quickly improve their skills. Throughout, the authors present short code examples and simplified network communication libraries, demonstrating how to design complex software to achieve the best possible reliability and performance.
 

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Contents

Technologys Impact on Programs
3
Programs Processes and Threads
21
Processes in UNIX
59
UNIX IO
91
Files and Directories
145
The Token Ring
225
Signals
255
Times and Timers
301
Producer Consumer Synchronization
549
The Not Too Parallel Virtual Machine
581
ConnectionOriented Communication
609
WWW Redirection
657
Connectionless Communication and Multicast
691
Internet Radio
733
Server Performance
761
A UNIX Fundamentals
797

Virtual Timers
341
Cracking Shells
369
POSIX Threads
409
Thread Synchronization
447
Critical Sections and Semaphores
487
POSIX IPC
511
B Restart Library
815
UICI Implementation
825
Logging Functions
841
E POSIX Extensions
859
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Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins received doctoral degrees from MITand are on the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at theUniversity of Texas at San Antonio.

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