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  Socket programming tips in Solaris


I sponsored a topic in stackoverflow.com, and hoped the programmers can share the socket programming tips in different UNIX flavors. But unfortunately, the responders are few. So I can only share my socket programming tips in Solaris at here (the Chinese version can be found there): 1. Use the following link options: "-lresolv -lnsl -lsocket";2. Solaris doesn't provide socket options: SO_SNDTIMEO and SO_RCVTIMEO(Why does Solaris OS define SO_SNDTIMEO and SO_RCVTIMEO socket options...

   C,Solaris,socket,     2014-05-09 23:01:03


  Android socket programming example


Socket is a kind of interface for different sides t communicate, it usually identified by an IP and a port. There are many server side software on a server and they would provide different service. Each server many create some sockets and bind them to some ports so that clients can listen to. Software on the Internet will exchange data though a bidirectional connection established. Each end of the connection has a socket created. In Java, Socket and ServerSocket are in java.net package, ServerSo...

   Android,Socket,Java     2013-05-11 22:17:16


  What are some lesser known but useful Unix commands?


A few that come to mind, some less known, some more: xargs or parallel: run things in parallel, with lots of options sed and awk: more well-known but still super useful for processing text files, and faster than Python or Ruby m4: simple macro processor screen: powerful terminal multiplexing and session persistence yes: print a string a lot cal: nice calendar env: run a command (useful in scripts) look: find English words (or lines in a file) beginning with a string cut and paste and join: data...

   Linux,Unix,Command,Less used     2011-12-27 09:27:49


  In-memory key-value store in C, Go and Python


Subtitle: Wow Go’s net library is fast On paternity leave for my second child, I found myself writing an in-memory hashmap (a poor-man’s memcached), in Go, Python and C. I was wondering how hard it would be to replace memcached, if we wanted to do something unusual with our key-value store. I also wanted to compare the languages, and, well, I get bored easily! The code is on github as Key-Value-Polyglot. Each version implements enough of the get and set commands from the memcached pro...

   key-value,Memory,C,Python,Go     2012-03-21 09:21:51


  How to send asynchronous requests in PHP


It’s easy to make asynchronous calls in PHP with just a little bit of HTTP header knowledge and some library code around PHP sockets. This technique is useful when posting requests to your own server for bits of logic you’d like to run in the background.  If you don’t control the endpoint, you might not be comfortable with some of the limitations, such as the inability to read anything from the response.  So, you couldn’t post data to a webservice and receive...

   PHP,Asynchronous request,socket     2012-04-28 06:45:51


  A HTTPS client and HTTPS server demo in Java


In this post, I will create a HTTPS server and HTTPS client demo which can establish HTTPS communication between a server and a client using Java. This should be very useful when we want to test our understanding about SSL communication. We will use both a detailed SSL client and a simple HttpsURLConnection as the HTTPS client. Before creating the actual HTTPS server and HTTPS client, we first need to generate the keystore and truststore to be used by the server and client. To generate the keyst...

   SSL,HTTPS,JAVA,DEMO     2015-10-23 09:04:36


  Statistics on StackExchange


StackExchange is the most popular and professional IT Q&A site, Under StackExchange, there is StackOverflow and other sub sites. Many of us may wonder how this mega site is maintained and what its performance is. A performance page has been released by StackExchange recently. Below is some statistic about this mega site. 560 million page views per month, i.e around 1.9 million PVs per day. For such as big site, it has only 9 web servers and 4 SQL servers(while two of them are in backup mode...

   Stackoverflow,statistic     2015-01-05 02:47:01


  bash network interface


Some of us may have seen /dev/tcp/<host>/<port> before, is this a special file system implemented in some BSD kernel? Because there is no /dev/tcp in Linux. Actually, this one is implemented in bash. We no need to rely on wget,nc to do network connection. It's very easy to use this interface: bash-4.2$ cat </dev/tcp/time.nist.gov/13 56188 12-09-18 15:34:26 50 0 0 733.5 UTC(NIST) * bash-4.2$ exec 3<>/dev/tcp/www.w3.org/80 bash-4.2$ echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n\n" >&3 b...

   Bash,Network interface,/dev/tcp     2013-07-20 00:57:52


  Turn on SecurityManager in Java


SecurityManager in Java is to check whether the application codes can access some restricted resource such as file, socket etc. This can be used in applications which have high security requirements. With this feature turned on, our system resources can be secured with only permitted operations. When JVM starts, it will first check whether the SecurityManager is on by checking the system property java.security.manager, if it's on, then an instance of SecurityManager will be created and it can be...

   SecurityManager,enable,program     2013-12-16 05:03:53


  How to check why Vim is slow


On *nix, some processes may not be able to start up, software runs very slowly suddenly and software's "Segment Fault" are some issues faced by many *nix users. Here we show you how to use truss to trace why Vim becomes slow suddenly. Operating system : FreeBSD-5.2.1-releas vim version is 6.2.154, after typing vim on command line, sometimes we need to wait for a few minutes to get into the edit interface and there is no error output. After carefully checking .vimrc and all vim settings, there ar...

   vim, truss, linux     2012-11-26 11:54:35