[newb] how to use threads with sockets ?

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    [newb] how to use threads with sockets ?

    [Newb alert]
    i wish to start a server that will allow multipile connections at once at first i thout about forking but then i realized that it will consume alot of resorses.

    so i started googling about threads and i thout that it is wiser to use threads for this condition .
    as from example on socket for linux tutorial

    Code:
    while (1)
     {
       newsockfd = accept(sockfd,
                   (struct sockaddr *) &cli_addr, &clilen);
       if (newsockfd < 0)
         error("ERROR on accept");
       pid = fork();
       if (pid < 0)
         error("ERROR on fork");
       if (pid === 0)
       {
         close(sockfd);
         dostuff(newsockfd);
         exit(0);
       }
       else
         close(newsockfd);
     } /* end of while */
    what will be the apropreate code with treads ?


    P.s.
    my server will get a string from a uniqe client accses a database retrive a aporeate data from database
    start sevral function on this data
    and return an answer to the client
    why Gaos didn't had a wife ?
    http://bsh83.blogspot.com

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    Page four of the following PDF has a short introduction on threading a server:

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/~swalton/Docu...ent-Server.pdf

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