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Socket communication on multihomed box

In short, I'm building a kind of server which is supposed to handle
open connections with clients. E.g. client connects to the server, the
connection stays open, client sends a request to the server, server
reasoned, and so on...
The thing is that connection MUST always stay open. I'm using C++, and
as for sockets, I'm using native syscalls, not MFC. I'm using stream
sockets for communication.

Another thing is that is should work both under Linux and Windows. The
code is pretty portable except the part with sockets and threads. I
created wrapper classes that implement syscalls for handling threads
and sockets, which have the same interface for the rest of my code, but
implement a bit differently under Windows and Linux (of course :).
However this is not the problem. It's working just fine for both OSes.

The problem I have are the sockets. Everything was working just fine
until I recently installed an USB bluetooth adapter to my computer
(Windows). Now, the program won't even connect using a connect()
syscall. It returns with an error: 10061 - WSAECONNREFUSED.

Let me also mention that the program is working just fine both on
another Windows box, and another Linux box (Mandrake 10).

As I dig a bit deeper, I found out that my computer now has two network
adapters - using gethostbyname(). The first one is Bluetooth
(192.168.2.1), the second one is LAN (192.168.1.88), and I guess that
this is what's causing the problems. Of course, I confirmed this with
ipconfig command.

My program is supposed to communicate using LAN interface of course,
but it just doesn't, so it seems to me.

Another thing is when I try to connect to Windows from a Linux box
(Linux is 192.168.1.98). The Windows program detects the incoming
connection in accept(). It creates another socket for communication.
But when it comes to receiving data it just goes crazy...
It receives data with recv() syscall. I can clearly see the data
received in buffer using a debugger, but recv() returns with some
strange number (e.g. -8362460 ???) instead of returning with the number
of bytes received, or 0, or -1, right?

Sometimes it returns with -1, and the error is the same 10061 -
WSAECONNREFUSED.

Let me mention another thing, everything else (that uses sockets) seems
to work on this Windows box with bluetooth adapter. IE, Outlook, Skype,
eMule, putty, Total Commander (FTP), Editplus (FTP and SFTP),
FlashGet...

Has anybody got any ideas what could cause such a strange behaviour? I
even tried the basic examples I first downloaded when I started with
this program. The server/client programs that exchange a few bytes and
terminate. But they also fail now - was working before.

I read that you can make sockets to use a specific network interface
for connection. How can I try this out? Has anybody got some sample
code for this?

I'm just going nuts with this. I can't find a solution for this
behavior.

Thanks in advance,
Goran

Jun 3 '06 #1
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ne*****@gmail.com wrote:
In short, I'm building a kind of server which is supposed to handle
open connections with clients. E.g. client connects to the server, the
connection stays open, client sends a request to the server, server
reasoned, and so on...


Unfortunately, this newsgroup only deals with the C++ language itself,
not all its possible applications and libraries. See
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lit...t.html#faq-5.9 for a
list of possible newsgroups.

Good luck.
Jonathan

Jun 3 '06 #2
Thanks, I'll check it out.

Jonathan Mcdougall wrote:
ne*****@gmail.com wrote:
In short, I'm building a kind of server which is supposed to handle
open connections with clients. E.g. client connects to the server, the
connection stays open, client sends a request to the server, server
reasoned, and so on...


Unfortunately, this newsgroup only deals with the C++ language itself,
not all its possible applications and libraries. See
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lit...t.html#faq-5.9 for a
list of possible newsgroups.

Good luck.
Jonathan


Jun 3 '06 #3

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