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What i understand from your question is that you have an application that connects to mail servers and gets data. In case of multiple servers you want to use Round Robin Algo to poll the mail servers for data.
If this is so than you just need to understand the functionality of Round Robin and implement it.
I've understood the functionality of round-robin algorithm. But, the problem is, since i'm new to linux & it's programming concepts, i'm not understanding how to implement it. i.e. whether i should use "c socket programming" or normal 'c' program will work. Kindly suggest.
Deepa Round Robin (RR) is just a scheduling algo and it has nothing to do with sockets.. u can use it to schedual anything including the mail servers.
You will implement RR as a simple C module which schedules different dummy tasks. In the next step you will replace these dummy tasks with actual functionality of checking the mail server for new mails.
This is just one way.. if you think it could be useful in yr case then use it..