JPaul has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Greetings monks;
I'm trying to get a non-forking perl TCP server (at its simplest) to listen to multiple local ports bound to the same address and am having a time making it work. What I'm doing appears logical... but just doesn't want to do its thing.
I use IO::Select to watch the first port, and figured it'd be as simple as add()ing another server handle to the Select handle's list... apparently not.
The below code produces a working server on port 5000, however when I connect to port 5050 the script terminates with a 'Broken pipe' error, closing the telnet connection rather impolitely.
my $server = IO::Socket::INET->new(LocalPort => 5000, Listen => 10, Reuse => 1) or die "Can't make server socket: $@\n"; my $serverB = IO::Socket::INET->new(LocalPort => 5050, Listen => 10, Reuse => 1) or die "Can't make server socketB: $@\n"; my $select = IO::Select->new(($server, $serverB)); while (1) { foreach my $client ($select->can_read(1)) { if ($client == $server) { $client = $server->accept(); $select->add($client); print $client "Howdy\n"; } else { print $client "G'bye\n"; $select->remove($client); close($client); } } }
If I switch the Select->new statement, I get the same results, so I know its not in the way I add the handle to the Select.
my $select = IO::Select->new(); $select->add($server); $select->add($serverB);
What fundamental fact am I missing here that prevents this from working like I want it to? (Sounds suspiciously like "Do what I want, not what I say")
Thanks all;

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