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Old 06-18-2011
forking for multiple clients

hello everyone,
i am making a tcp chat server using c in linux. i have used socket programming to connect the server and the client.
can anyone please let me know how i can use forking for multiple clients??
thank you
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Old 06-19-2011
You usually fork() after the accept(); in the child you close the listening socket and continue the processing with the connected socket returned by accept(); while in the parent you close the connected socket and call accept() again.

You need to handle the termination of the children in the parent process; otherwise you'll get zombie processes hanging around.

HTH, Loc
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