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Re: Servers on Windows?

by ysth (Canon)
on Nov 25, 2007 at 21:46 UTC ( #652868=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Servers on Windows?

I'm not clear on whether you are looking for server code (code that listens to a port and accepts connections) or code to install a windows service or both. For the former, perhaps search CPAN for RPC - lots of choices there. (Or just start from what's in perlipc.) For the latter, I see Win32::Daemon; there may be others, too.

Search for openssh for an open source sshd, but I'm not sure what that has to do with the rest of your question.

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Re^2: Servers on Windows?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 25, 2007 at 22:26 UTC

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I am asking for a light weight RPC implementation that I can call from non-Windows systems. Preferably, small and stable. I just need to (infrequently) start a small Perl sysadm program -- and get the result back.

    I have searched for open source sshd and didn't find anything except Cygwin, which isn't light weight.

    This is really trivial functionality. I don't understand why it seems so hard.

      I'm still not managing to see where sshd fits into your question - unless you envision taking its code and turning it into your rpc server, which seems like severe overkill.

      Yes, it is really trivial functionality. Start with Win32::Daemon; take the first part of the first example straight out of the pod:

      use Win32::Daemon; # Tell the OS to start processing the service... Win32::Daemon::StartService(); # Wait until the service manager is ready for us to continue... while( SERVICE_START_PENDING != Win32::Daemon::State() ) { sleep( 1 ); } # Now let the service manager know that we are running... Win32::Daemon::State( SERVICE_RUNNING );
      followed by the single-threaded server code straight out of the perl doc at http://perldoc.perl.org/perlipc.html#TCP-Servers-with-IO%3a%3aSocket, modified to just run your sysadm program and return its output in the body of the accept loop.

      (Untested...)

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