Net::TCP - TCP sockets interface module
use Net::Gen; # optional use Net::Inet; # optional use Net::TCP;
$obj = new Net::TCP; $obj = new Net::TCP $host, $service; $obj = new Net::TCP \%parameters; $obj = new Net::TCP $host, $service, \%parameters; $obj = 'Net::TCP'->new(); $obj = 'Net::TCP'->new($host, $service); $obj = 'Net::TCP'->new(\%parameters); $obj = 'Net::TCP'->new($host, $service, \%parameters);
Returns a newly-initialised object of the given class. If called for a derived class, no validation of the supplied parameters will be performed. (This is so that the derived class can add the parameter validation it needs to the object before allowing the validation.) Otherwise, it will cause the parameters to be validated by calling its
init method, which
Net::TCP inherits from
Net::Inet. In particular, this means that if both a host and a service are given, then an object will only be returned if a connect() call was successful (or is still in progress, if the object is non-blocking).
The examples above show the indirect object syntax which many prefer, as well as the guaranteed-to-be-safe static method call. There are occasional problems with the indirect object syntax, which tend to be rather obscure when encountered. See http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/1998-01/msg01674.html for details.
These are the socket options known to the
Net::TCP module itself:
There are no object parameters registered by the
Net::TCP module itself.
Tieing of scalars to a TCP handle is supported by inheritance from the
TIESCALAR method of
Net::Gen. That method only succeeds if a call to a
new method results in an object for which the
isconnected method returns true, which is why it is mentioned in connection with this module.
tie $x,Net::TCP,0,'finger' or die; $x = "-s\015\012"; print $y while defined($y = $x); untie $x;
This is an expensive re-implementation of finger -s on many machines.
Each assignment to the tied scalar is really a call to the
put method (via the
STORE method), and each read from the tied scalar is really a call to the
getline method (via the
The following :tags are available for grouping related exportable items:
This module has been tested with threaded perls, and should be as thread-safe as perl itself. (As of 5.005_03 and 5.005_57, that's not all that safe just yet.) It also works with interpreter-based threads ('ithreads') in more recent perl releases.
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