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  1. #1
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    Angry network programming

    i want to write a sever application.my sever have some service to client. some of the answer of my server is long(transfer file) and some of them is short(list of online client).
    when server transferring file to a client , other client request to get online client list. i want first job pause and answer the second then return first job.

    and my server code is below:
    what should i do?!


    Code:
    int runServer(char* pathDir, int portNum)
    {
        int tcp_socket,maxSelect,activity,newSocket;
        struct sockaddr_in server_addr;
        int server_addr_length;
    
        tcp_socket = socket(AF_INET,SOCK_STREAM,0); // IPV4 , TCP , IP
        if ( tcp_socket==-1 )
        {
            char handle_error[] = "socket not created so application terminate, please run again.";
            write(1,handle_error,strlen(handle_error));
            return -1;
        }
        int opt=TRUE;
        if(setsockopt(tcp_socket,SOL_SOCKET,SO_REUSEADDR,(char*)&opt,sizeof(opt))<0)
        {
            char handle_error ="ERROR: problem in set socket option occurred\n";
            write(1,handle_error,strlen(handle_error));
        }
        server_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;                // family address ipv4
        server_addr.sin_port= htons(portNum);                    // port number
        server_addr.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;        // recieve message from all address
    
        int mybind = bind(tcp_socket,(struct  sockaddr*)&server_addr,sizeof(server_addr));
        if(mybind==-1)
        {
            char handle_error[] = " ERROR in binding\n";
            write(1,handle_error,strlen(handle_error));
            return 0;
        }
        listen(tcp_socket,MAX_USER);
        while(TRUE)
        {
            FD_ZERO(&readfd);//clear the socket set
            FD_SET(tcp_socket,&readfd);//add socket
            maxSelect=tcp_socket;
    
            // add child socket
            int k;
            for(k=0;k<MAX_USER;k++)
            {
    
                if(clientList[k].isThere==1)
                {
                    FD_SET(clientList[k].userIdNumber,&readfd);
                    if(clientList[k].userIdNumber>maxSelect)
                        maxSelect=clientList[k].userIdNumber;
                }
            }
            activity= select(maxSelect+1,&readfd,NULL,NULL,NULL);
    
            if(FD_ISSET(tcp_socket,&readfd))                                //request for connecting
            {
                function that answer conection request;
            }
            int y;
            for(y=0;y<MAX_USER;y++)
            {
                find who request and answer to him
            }
        }
    }

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    Re: network programming

    If your server is going to service multiple clients, you can consider one of the following approaches:

    1. Handle one socket at a time (this seems to be what you are doing).
    2. Create a separate process to handle each client (i.e. consider using fork())
    3. Create a separate thread to handle each client (i.e. consider pthreads).

    Most advanced servers employ choices 2 or 3, with 3 being the most used strategy.

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    Re: network programming

    yeah, my purpose is first approach. my problem is implementation of this approach.
    how can i listen to all client when transfer a file to one client?!

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    Re: network programming

    Quote Originally Posted by ferizhandi View Post
    yeah, my purpose is first approach. my problem is implementation of this approach.
    how can i listen to all client when transfer a file to one client?!
    You could accomplish your approach, however with much more difficulty that I personally would endeavor, or recommend, to do. Use a separate thread to handle each client, and your life (err, application) will be much simpler.

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