Writing a Server Status Viewer

This example will extend the example in Chapter 5 by showing another way of gathering server status information. We’ll add the ability to poll the status of all of the services installed on the server. Of course, you can make this application as robust as you want; this example provides a skeleton you can build on later. The important consideration in a multi-platform environment is finding statistics that every server supports, or at least customizing the client to automatically compensate for platform differences.

The server-side component in this example works with the Windows API to poll the state of each installed service. You’d need to provide a different server-side component for every platform you want ...

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