Socket Accept/Connection Question/Problem

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Thu Feb 28 13:20:40 EST 2008

Go to user spaces in Rev online
sample stacks as 
Echo client
Echo server

These will run and show what an expert in the network field has done for
good sample stacks.

It is what I used to get started.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 2/28/08 10:13 AM, "Dave" <dave at> wrote:

> On 28 Feb 2008, at 17:50, Jim Ault wrote:
>> On 2/28/08 8:35 AM, "Dave" <dave at> wrote:
>>> On 28 Feb 2008, at 16:10, Troy Rollins wrote:
>>>> On Feb 28, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Dave wrote:
>>>>> Statement should call "ClientSocketOpen" if the Server accepted
>>>>> the connection or call "socketError" or "socketTimeout" if there
>>>>> was an error? e.g. the Server closed the socket?
>>>> FWIW, I'm finding the whole "state of sockets" to be a bit of a
>>>> conundrum as well. In my case, the client is not Rev, and it does
>>>> indicate once a socket connection is made. However, Rev is acting
>>>> as the server, and it seems hit or miss on determining if the
>>>> client has disconnected.
>>> Great. It seems like a lot of RunRev, just bearly working if you know
>>> *exactly* what to do and with no documentation and no support from
>>> RunRev themselves, the whole experience one of frustration and suck-
>>> it-and-see mentality.
>> Actually, sockets are controlled by the operating system, so there
>> are wide
>> variations, even within XP.  Firewall hardware and software,
>> routers, hubs,
>> ISP protocols, and other device performance.
> I am only using Mac OS X at the moment.
>> To build a solid networking app you need to learn a lot about the
>> world of
>> protocols and idiosyncrasies, regardless of the programming language.
> Well, I trying to use RunRev, I can communicate using other languages
> ok. It's really the lack of any decent documentation or a robust
> sample app that shows what you need to tweak in order to make it work
> in the real world.
>> Rev has the tools and functions to build this, but you have to tune
>> it to
>> your equipment and configurations.
> That's what I mean, there is no documentation that I can find that
> shows how to do this. I've found some sample code that was useful to
> get going, but it's not well documented and it isn't really "real-life".
>> tip:  If your are using UDP and MacOSX, and testing for max packet
>> size your
>> equipment will allow, be sure to
>> go to system prefences:network:ethernet
>> change from automatic to manual
>> then set your max packet size to jumbo vs 1500 default
>> Otherwise, OSX will receive larger packets but not pass them to
>> your Rev
>> app.  This will be a silent failure and undertectable without an
>> loop that you would build.
> I am sending very small packets at the moment, maybe 30 characters
> max. If and when I get this bit working it will send larger packets,
> but the maximum will still be less that 2K.
>> By the way, I routinely build an ACK loop between my apps since
>> networks are
>> good at providing surprises.
> Not much help here, I can't do an NAK because the server is not
> supposed to respond to a Client that isn't in the "Allowed" list.
> Thanks a lot
> All the Best
> Dave
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