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What is a socket in Python?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Sockets are a key concept in network programming that allow communication between processes or applications. In Python, sockets are enabled through the socket library. Client sockets are used to initiate communication with a server, while server sockets listen for incoming connections. Sockets enable bidirectional communication through sending and receiving data, and can handle multiple client connections concurrently.

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