socket - Multi purpose socket tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name socket
Package version 1.1
Package release 10
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 72 B
Download size 15.23 KB
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The socket program is a simple tool for socket based connections. It
can be used to create simple daemons (in both standalone and inetd
mode), to connect to other daemons or to redirect ports.


Package Version Architecture Repository
socket_1.1-10_amd64.deb 1.1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
socket - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package socket_1.1-10_i386.deb
Source Package socket

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install socket deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install socket




2009-04-14 - LENART Janos <>
socket (1.1-10) unstable; urgency=low
* (Re-) Adopting the package. (closes: #487341)
* Applied excellent patch from Andras Pal <>
+ Fixed some missing headers
+ (hopefully) complete support for UNIX domain sockets
2008-12-05 - Barry deFreese <>
socket (1.1-9) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
+ Set maintainer to Debian QA Group <>.
* Fix typo in manpage. (Closes: #278350).
* Makefile: Remove -s from LDFLAGS. (Closes: #438035).
* Move DH_COMPAT to debian/compat and set to 5.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.0.
2003-11-03 - Lenart Janos <>
socket (1.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed errno definiation.                        (closes: Bug#218938)
* Now local bind address can be specified.
Thanks: Oscar Martin Gonzalez <>
* Upgrade Standards-Version.
2003-01-07 - Lenart Janos <>
socket (1.1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Data corruption bug fixed locally. Thanks to Wessel Dankers for
providing a very nice patch.                    (closes: Bug#173974)
* 32bit specific long's replaced with uint32_t's. (closes: Bug#173967)
* Emacs-thingy removed from this changelog.
* This is the last release of the 1.1 version. 2.0 coming soon.
2001-06-10 - Lenart Janos <>
socket (1.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopted package.                                 (closes: Bug#99733)
* Fully redebianized; prepared for building with debhelper version 3.
Patches agains the source were applied, changelog kept for historic
reasons (only cosmetically changed). Manpages are now installed by
debhelper, and not the Makefile in source. Hmm. That's all.
2001-04-14 - Colin Watson <>
socket (1.1-5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bugsquash party NMU.
* Build with and build-depend on new debmake, in order to move to /usr
/share/doc and /usr/share/man    (closes: Bug#90423, #91071, #91665)
* Updated to policy version 3.1.1 so that build dependencies are
* Get dpkg-gencontrol to include the section and priority.
* Raised priority to optional to match the override file.
1998-03-30 - Peter Tobias <>
socket (1.1-5) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* rebuild with latest debmake (fixes lintian warnings)
* updated standards-version
1997-09-14 - Peter Tobias <>
socket (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* libc6 version
1997-06-19 - Peter Tobias <>
socket (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* minor glibc fix
1997-05-25 - Peter Tobias <>
socket (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* changed name of upstream changelog file

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sofia-sip-doc_1.12.11+20110422.1-2ubuntu1_all.deb Sofia-SIP library documentation
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