Socket Options & Go: Multiple Listeners, One Port

Benjamin Cane
6 min readApr 3
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The net package in the Go standard library abstracts away many low-level networking details, making it easy for Go developers to create complex applications. However, the standard library can confuse developers who want to explore more advanced networking features like setting socket options on listeners.

Benjamin Cane

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