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SimpleSocket is a C++ library making socket based
client/server programming easier. The library consists of the classes Socket and
ServerSocket. These classes can be used in a similar way as the Java
classes of the same name. It makes use of C++ stream to send data to and fro.
SimpleSocket has been tested in the GNU cygwin environment on both Windows98 and
Windows NT4 and on a Silicon Graphics Origin200 (IRIX 6.5). The library is
expected to work on Linux or other Unix variants, with few changes. SimpleSocket
makes use of the SimpleException and SimpleMessage libraries. These libraries
can also be used for other purposes.
Download the SimpleSocket library and save it to a
new directory. In this directory type the following:
%tar xf SimpleSock.tar
The following files are extracted from the archive:
If you use the SGI MIPSPRO C++ compiler on IRIX,
%cp Makefile.sgi Makefile
On other platforms you may need to make changes to
one of these makefiles.
Make the SimpleSocket library, the test server (ssock_server) and the test
Test the library
To test the library, run the server (in the
background) and the client:
Create your own client/server apps
After taking a look at the make files and the
sources, it should be clear how to make your own socket based client/server
applications. Make sure that you use exceptions to catch errors. If your server
has to handle more than one client, you probably need to use threads. Good luck!