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lsocket: simple and easy socket support for lua

What is it?

lsocket is a library to provide socket programming support for lua. It is not intended to be a complete socket api, but easy to use and good enough for most tasks. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported, as are tcp and udp, and also IPv4 broadcasts and IPv6 multicasts. Also, lsocket is almost nonblocking, meaning that nothing blocks except for nameserver lookups.

What's new in version 1.4.1 (2017-03-16)

What's new in version 1.4 (2015-04-17)

Documentation

README
lsocket README file
README_ARESOLVER
README for the experimental async_resolver library
CHANGELOG
what has changed from version to version.

Download

You can get lsocket-1.4.1 by clicking on this link, or by installing it from the luarocks repository. If you fetch it from here, the included README gives hints on how to build it.

There is also a mercurial repository at https://hg.tset.de/public/lsocket which is read-only, but also gets changes I make between the releases.

License

The lsocket module and all accompanying documentation and additional source code is released under the terms of the MIT license.

Copyright (c) 2013-2015 Gunnar Zötl 
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