Socket Programming

After this first theoretical overview, let's move on to look at the Mono framework and see how sockets can be used. Although a lot of effort is put into n-tier applications, classical client/server applications are still widely used.

As you know, client/server applications consist of two processes. The server process provides data for the client. The server processes requests and returns the results. In most practical applications, a server is supposed to process requests concurrently.

In this section, we examine how simple server and client applications can be implemented.

Simple TCP Servers

We start with a simple scenario. The server waits for data and terminates as soon as data is received.

 using System; using System.Net.Sockets; ...

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