Close Connection on a Socket, Context, Dialer or Listener.

# S3 method for nanoContext
close(con, ...)

# S3 method for nanoDialer
close(con, ...)

# S3 method for nanoListener
close(con, ...)

# S3 method for nanoSocket
close(con, ...)

# S3 method for nanoStream
close(con, ...)



a Socket, Context, Dialer or Listener.


not used.


Invisibly, an integer exit code (zero on success).


Closing an object explicitly frees its resources. An object can also be removed directly in which case its resources are freed when the object is garbage collected.

Dialers and Listeners are implicitly closed when the socket they are associated with is closed.

Closing a socket associated with a context also closes the context.

When closing a socket or a context: messages that have been submitted for sending may be flushed or delivered, depending upon the transport. Closing the socket while data is in transmission will likely lead to loss of that data. There is no automatic linger or flush to ensure that the socket send buffers have completely transmitted.