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Slink-e / CDJ Discussion Archive #8

Re: Get my file?

Posted By: Colby Boles <cboles@n...>
Date: 4/5/00 7:47pm

In Response To: Get my file? (Jeff Murrell)

We got it - thanks. I think Dave may have given you the wrong impression as to what we need to do though. We need to replace the COM layer which is used for high level communications between our server and the ActiveX (and other) clients with a socket interface. Doing the interface a the serial port level doesn't allow for managing multiple clients accessing the port at once (access to the slink-e must be serialized intelligently), which is one of the goals of the server. The way I see it, the following things need to be done.

1. Create a socket interface which can manage multiple clients (I think you have already done this)

2. Come up with a protocol (probably text based) for issuing commands to the server to replace the COM method calls currently used (e.g. AddDevice() etc.) so that all communications can be packed into one stream.


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