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GNet is a simple network library. It is written in C, object-oriented, and built upon glib. It is meant to be small, fast, easy to use, and easy to port. The interface is similar to the interface for Java's network library. Features include:

  • TCP 'client' sockets
  • TCP 'server' sockets
  • v
  • USP
  • IP Multicast
  • Internet address abstraction
  • Non-blocking TCP sockets and address lookup


User reference manual available in HTML format from


Download version 2.0.5 (stable)
released on 2 March 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

See for a complete list Contributor
David Helder Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail
Support E-mail
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use glib 1.2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 January 2005.


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