Visual Basic Winsock client and Linux server with C? Is it easy?

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    Visual Basic Winsock client and Linux server with C? Is it easy?

    I have a program under Windows programmed with Visual Basic and Winsock. And I want to programm a server for that program under Linux with C. And I want ask, is is easy to do or not? I havent programmed networking programms with C much, but I have some C experiences under Linux.

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    Well, network programming has lots of nuances and it isn't all that easy. But I don't think that writing a Visual Basic Winsock client would have been easy, either. It should be do-able. Why don't you try it?

    Here's a good place to start: http://beej.us/guide/bgnet/

    (BTW -- next time, consider posting in the Network Programming forum.)
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    If you mean that you were using a winsock control in VB6, then know this that your program already will not ever run under Vista.

    If your only question is whether it is easy or not, then I would have to say, most probably not, certainly not as easy as it was in VB.
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    Writing a Winsock client in C is actually quite simple. But without writing a server your client prob won't do much. Writing a multi-threaded server in C is also equally as simple. If you know a little bit about winsock the MSDN docs ought to do just fine. Plus there are tons of examples on the internet for winsock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Writing a Winsock client in C is actually quite simple. But without writing a server your client prob won't do much. Writing a multi-threaded server in C is also equally as simple. If you know a little bit about winsock the MSDN docs ought to do just fine. Plus there are tons of examples on the internet for winsock.
    If he's done what I think he's done in VB, and used a winsock control component, then it only takes a dozen lines of code to get something reasonable to work, half of which the IDE creates for you.

    Now, if you can compare that to writing a multi-threaded server in C and call it equally simple, then I've been doing something horribly wrong all this time.
    This doesn't sound to me like someone who would find it easy:
    I havent programmed networking programms with C much, but I have some C experiences under Linux.
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