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It was thus said that the Great Sean Conner once stated:
> It was thus said that the Great greatwolf once stated:
> > Diego Nehab-3 wrote
> > > I don't remember seeing a full patch, but I blieve it would
> > > be easy to create a module in the flavour of the unix domain
> > > socket support that ships with LuaSocket as a sample.
> > 
> > It looks like raw socket support has been requested a few times around the
> > internet already. But checking the repo  here
> > <>   shows no
> > indication that this feature has ever been incorporated.
> > 
> > Is there any hope of adding this in soon so we don't have to hack together
> > our own ad-hoc solution to this?
>   Hmmm ... I know my own socket module [1] supports IPv4, IPv6 and Unix
> sockets.  I don't have code for HTTP, FTP or what have you, but I wanted a
> decent low level implementation of sockets under Lua.  The :read() and
> :write() functions on sockets don't work the same as they do for files
> though (they should have been named :recvfrom() and :sendto()).

  I should also mention that I also support raw sockets as well.  If you
specify a socket type of anything other than 'tcp' or 'udp', you get a raw
socket.  You do need to be root to create such a socket though.

  -spc (The downside---I don't program under Windows, so the code only
	works on Unix)