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How can I listen on a socket 'in the background?'

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Contributed by rbhat007 on Jul 04, 2000 at 17:16 UTC
Q&A  > network programming


I have written a simple TCP chat server using IO:Socket but once I get the server to listen, it will not go on to execute the rest of the program (because it waits for a connection). Is there any way to start the one subroutine of the server listening in the background?

Answer: How can I listen on a socket 'in the background?'
contributed by Russ

Try Reading from more than one socket at once in the PerlMonks Tutorials section.

Answer: How can I listen on a socket 'in the background?'
contributed by Anonymous Monk

see IO::Select.

Answer: How can I listen on a socket 'in the background?'
contributed by Juerd

Look at How do I start a process in the background?

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