StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net 22.10.0

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dotnet add package StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net --version 22.10.0
NuGet\Install-Package StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net -Version 22.10.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net" Version="22.10.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net --version 22.10.0
#r "nuget: StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net, 22.10.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net&version=22.10.0

// Install StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net&version=22.10.0


libsa provides cross-platform socket address bindings in C11, designed to be very portable and easy to use. This allows higher-level network code to use a single format but still communicate effectively with low-level native platform code.

StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net provides all of libsa's functionality within .Net, avoiding additional memory allocations wherever possible. It provides an opaque sockaddr* type that is purely pointers or off-gc-heap refs, such that it can be simply cast to/from any other opaque sockaddr* type.

So addresses from any application or API that uses native bindings can be simply cast to StirlingLabs.sockaddr* and then can be manipulated and read without concern for the underlying platform format, then can simply be cast back when being passed back to the application API.

Why reinvent the wheel?

sockaddr isn't going to change once it exists on a platform, so it makes sense to just make a dedicated binding and interop library that can be used anywhere.


Configure GitHub Packages, then you can just:

dotnet add PROJECT package StirlingLabs.sockaddr.Net

or just use NuGet however you would normally.


Development of this project is supported by Stirling Labs.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
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.NET wrapper around MsQuic, a cross-platform C implementation of the IETF QUIC protocol.

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