BSD sockets library in Ada

This library lets you use BSD sockets from Ada (TCP, UDP and multicast). It is released under the GNAT Modified General Public License, which means that you can freely AdaSockets in a proprietary application without having it contaminate your code.

Getting AdaSockets

You can either download a packaged version, or get the latest development version of AdaSockets.

Packaged version 1.8.11

You can download AdaSockets 1.8.11 for Unix, distributed under the GNAT Modified General Public License (GMGPL).

Development version

You can get the current development version of AdaSockets using git:
git clone git://
This will create a adasockets directory in which you will be able to record your own changes. You can also browse the AdaSockets repository on GitHub.

Contributing to AdaSockets

Reporting bugs and asking for features

If you find a bug or have an idea for a new feature, you might consider adding a new issue. The more precise you will be in your description, the more useful it will be.

Submitting patches

Patches are gladly accepted from their original author. Along with any patches, please state that the patch is your original work and that you license the work to the AdaSockets project under a license compatible with the current one (GNAT Modified General Public License (GMGPL)).

To propose a patch, you may fork AdaSockets repository on GitHub, and issue a pull request. You may also send patches and pull requests by email.