Socket++ library defines a family of C++ classes that can be used more effectively than directly calling the underlying low-level system functions. One distinct advantage of the socket++ is that it has the same interface as that of the iostream so that the users can perform type-safe input output. See your local IOStream library documentation for more information on iostreams.
Socket++ was developed by Gnanasekaran Swaminathan . However, it appears that the development has ended. The latest version released by him is 1.11. Lauri Nurmi modified the source code to make Socket++ compile with recent GCC versions (under Linux, i386): "I have not added any new features, just made the code more standard-conforming" (see http://users.utu.fi/lanurm/socket++/)