All these documents come with the FreeBSD distribution and are an excellent
source of free information.
These files with the suffix '.txt' are files with bold highlighted text etc.
You should be able to view them just using something like more(1) under unix.
Alternatively these files will probably print out fine if you simply copy
them to your printer. Unfortunately most WWW browsers can not handle
highlighted text, so 'download' rather than 'view' these.
If anybody can supply these documents in postscript or (decent) html format,
I would be very grateful.
The ones that are particularly relevant to this page are:
- an "introductory tutorial" on BSD sockets, the commonest method of network
programming in C (90K).
- an "advanced tutorial" on BSD sockets (141K).
- rpcgen is a compiler that generates C code for you given a '.x' specification
- rpc library functions etc (119K).
- xdr functions etc (73K).
FreeBSD comes with other such documents covering such things as make and
curses that aren't directly connected with unix network hacking:
- A fuller index of BSD Programmer's Supplementary Documents complete
with the official descriptions.
- System Manager's Manual(s), NOT FINISHED, enter at your own
unix/net/hack page main index