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Simple socket server in C using threads (pthread library) Compiles on linux
/*
C socket server example, handles multiple clients using threads
Compile
gcc server.c -lpthread -o server
*/
#include<stdio.h>
#include<string.h> //strlen
#include<stdlib.h> //strlen
#include<sys/socket.h>
#include<arpa/inet.h> //inet_addr
#include<unistd.h> //write
#include<pthread.h> //for threading , link with lpthread
//the thread function
void *connection_handler(void *);
int main(int argc , char *argv[])
{
int socket_desc , client_sock , c;
struct sockaddr_in server , client;
//Create socket
socket_desc = socket(AF_INET , SOCK_STREAM , 0);
if (socket_desc == -1)
{
printf("Could not create socket");
}
puts("Socket created");
//Prepare the sockaddr_in structure
server.sin_family = AF_INET;
server.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;
server.sin_port = htons( 8888 );
//Bind
if( bind(socket_desc,(struct sockaddr *)&server , sizeof(server)) < 0)
{
//print the error message
perror("bind failed. Error");
return 1;
}
puts("bind done");
//Listen
listen(socket_desc , 3);
//Accept and incoming connection
puts("Waiting for incoming connections...");
c = sizeof(struct sockaddr_in);
//Accept and incoming connection
puts("Waiting for incoming connections...");
c = sizeof(struct sockaddr_in);
pthread_t thread_id;
while( (client_sock = accept(socket_desc, (struct sockaddr *)&client, (socklen_t*)&c)) )
{
puts("Connection accepted");
if( pthread_create( &thread_id , NULL , connection_handler , (void*) &client_sock) < 0)
{
perror("could not create thread");
return 1;
}
//Now join the thread , so that we dont terminate before the thread
//pthread_join( thread_id , NULL);
puts("Handler assigned");
}
if (client_sock < 0)
{
perror("accept failed");
return 1;
}
return 0;
}
/*
* This will handle connection for each client
* */
void *connection_handler(void *socket_desc)
{
//Get the socket descriptor
int sock = *(int*)socket_desc;
int read_size;
char *message , client_message[2000];
//Send some messages to the client
message = "Greetings! I am your connection handler\n";
write(sock , message , strlen(message));
message = "Now type something and i shall repeat what you type \n";
write(sock , message , strlen(message));
//Receive a message from client
while( (read_size = recv(sock , client_message , 2000 , 0)) > 0 )
{
//end of string marker
client_message[read_size] = '\0';
//Send the message back to client
write(sock , client_message , strlen(client_message));
//clear the message buffer
memset(client_message, 0, 2000);
}
if(read_size == 0)
{
puts("Client disconnected");
fflush(stdout);
}
else if(read_size == -1)
{
perror("recv failed");
}
return 0;
}
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