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server dealing with multiple simultaneous socket connections

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Contributed by Seshouan on Sep 25, 2001 at 23:39 UTC
Q&A  > network programming


How do I go about writing a multiple simultaneous connection server. I wrote a server that listens for any client and handles one client at a time before dealing with another, but I want to be able to make multiple connections at the same time. Are there any examples out there? Thanks.

Answer: server dealing with multiple simultaneous socket connections
contributed by busunsl

Have a look at IO::Multiplex, it will handle what you want.

On a larger scale you can try POE.

In Advanced Perl Programming and Perl Cookbook are examples as well.

Answer: server dealing with multiple simultaneous socket connections
contributed by virtualsue

There are some nodes on this site which you might find helpful.

Answer: server dealing with multiple simultaneous socket connections
contributed by dws

There is at least one good reference that covers writing servers that manage multiple simultaneous socket connections: Lincoln Stein's excellent Network Programing with Perl. If you are going to spend any appreciable amount of time writing socket clients or servers, this book is an invaluable reference.

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