Implementing a synchronous iterative TCP server
A synchronous iterative TCP server is a part of a distributed application that satisfies the following criteria:
- Acts as a server in the client-server communication model
- Communicates with client applications over TCP protocol
- Uses I/O and control operations that block the thread of execution until the corresponding operation completes, or an error occurs
- Handles clients in a serial, one-by-one fashion
A typical synchronous iterative TCP server works according to the following algorithm:
- Allocate an acceptor socket and bind it to a particular TCP port.
- Run a loop until the server is stopped:
- Wait for the connection request from a client.
- Accept the client's connection request when one arrives.
- Wait for the ...