> I'm looking for (a) page(s) which give me a good overview of the freely
> availalbe linux c / c++ libraries. There is a "available c++ libraries"
> faq, but unfortunately much of these libraries are for windows only. I'm
> specially interested in ftp, telnet, http ... libraries as I do a lot of
> network programming, but a general overview would be nice too.
> Thanks for your attention.
They (The World Wide Web Consortium) have a libwww library
which implements the protocols for a variety of TCP/IP
applications. To quote their page...
Libwww is a highly modular, general-purpose client side Web API written in C
for Unix and Windows (Win32). It's well suited for both small and large
like browser/editors, robots, batch tools, etc. Pluggable modules provided with
include complete HTTP/1.1 (with caching, pipelining, PUT, POST, Digest
deflate, etc), MySQL logging, FTP, HTML/4, XML (expat), RDF (SiRPAC), and much
The purpose of libwww is to serve as a testbed for protocol experiments.
Master Codewright and JOAT-in-training