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Old 10-16-2007
Socket programming : Accept return 0.

I have a server and client code.
My server says accept and my client says a connect.
After accept when i print inet_ntoa(cin.sin_addr) by running the client on same machine i get 127.0.01 but accept returns a zero. Now when i try to do a recv from the client the recv never waits for a send. It jus returns a -1 and exits. Pls help.
# 2  
Old 10-16-2007
accept will only return 0 if stdin is closed as it returns a file descriptor.

for the client you should be doing


for the server you should be doing

while (1)
     if (fd!=-1)

# 3  
Old 10-16-2007
I'm doing the same and not closing stdin also(explicitly). Still my accept returns a 0 though the server is able to print the client address.
# 4  
Old 10-16-2007
Originally Posted by abc.working
Still my accept returns a 0
I find that *very* hard to believe. Can you post the exact code from the accept to you printing the filedescriptor and address?
# 5  
Old 10-16-2007
Server code:
#define MYPORT 1034
int main()
 struct sockaddr_in sin;
 struct sockaddr_in cin;
 int s = socket(PF_INET,SOCK_STREAM,0);
 sin.sin_family = AF_INET;
 sin.sin_port = htons(MYPORT);
 sin.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;
 int check=bind(s,(struct sockaddr *)&sin,sizeof(sin));
//My server waits when below line is encountered
 s_client = accept(s,(struct sockaddr *)&cin,&addrlen);
//once client runs and connect is executed accept returns 0
 printf("hi %s\n",inet_ntoa(cin.sin_addr));
 char *buf;
 //the below recv is non blocking, it doesn't wait for client to send.

Client code:
int main(int argc,char *argv[])
 struct sockaddr_in sin;
 struct sockaddr_in cin;
 struct hostent *hp;
 cin.sin_family = AF_INET;
 cin.sin_addr = *((struct in_addr *)hp->h_addr);
 cin.sin_port = htons(MYPORT);
 int s = socket(PF_INET,SOCK_STREAM,0);
 int check = connect(s,(struct sockaddr *)&cin,sizeof(cin));
 char buf[100] = "from client";
 int len = strlen(buf);
 int bytes_sent = send(s,buf,len,0);
 printf("%d",bytes_sent); // output is 11

Last edited by vino; 10-16-2007 at 08:58 AM.. Reason: Added code tags
# 6  
Old 10-16-2007
I run the server code, it waits for a connect.
Now i run my client code(client.c):
client localhost

now the server waits till client connects then it exits with recv() returning a -1.
client sends the data and quits.

Last edited by abc.working; 10-16-2007 at 09:07 AM..
# 7  
Old 10-17-2007

s_client = accept(s,(struct sockaddr *)&cin,&addrlen);

Got the solution:
Actually above line i was executing as

if(s_client=accept(s,(struct sockaddr *)&cin,&addrlen !=-1)

but now i do it as
if((s_client=accept(s,(struct sockaddr *)&cin,&addrlen)!=-1)
Paranthesis was the whole problem creator Smilie

Thanks a lot.
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