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I am currently studying (myself , ) how to use the Sockets API for client server applications. I was designinig a simple ftp server and got stuck up somewhere. So I would just like to see some sample source code and see how it is actually done.
I googled this but I did not get what I wanted.
Could anyone give me a link to the source code of a simple ftp server and client. I do not want a full featured server/client just one in which the client can say ls, get, put and the server responding to those requests.
Also I must emphasize here that I not asking help in some kind of assignment or homework. I am studying myself the Sockets API and got stuck up while writing the code for the ftp server.
If somebody would like to help I would post the exact point where I was getting stuck.
But I feel that would be going into too much programming details and it would be better for me to figure that out myself by looking at some sample source code.
Originally posted by Dave Kelly Doesn't 'apache' meet the requriements?
Sorry, but I didn't quite understand what you were trying to say. I am not looking to configure or set up anything, I am just a student learning how to write a ftp server/client myself in C using the sockets API and I got stuck in between and so was looking for some help.
Hi, sorry that I misunderstood you.I thought you were suggesting me to setup an Apache web server
Now I understand what you were trying to say.
I'll look into the source code of the apache server. Could you give me a link to that ?
Since I am studying client/server programs I think it would be helpfull
Thanks for the help and sorry again for the misunderstanding.
I think the apache code is a bit overkill for what you are trying to do.
I haven't found any good examples in the two seconds I tried to look over the web... but the book "TCP/IP Sockets in C - Practical Guide for Programmers" by Donahoo and Calvert is real good on this subject... and pretty cheap (it is a tiny book). It shows a lot of examples in C of clients and servers, and it contains a complete sockets API reference.
I m currently doing program for ftp were client request a file and server respond by sendibg content of a file.
I have did the simple client/server file transfering but I m facing problem with ftp
please help me or give a link for sample code for file tranfer using ftp.
Last edited by Raghu97931; 02-28-2011 at 07:03 AM.
Reason: adding more specification
If I'm not mistaken, the FTP server is usually implemented as a client of the inetd/xinetd daemon. As such, it should not do any socket-level IO, only reading and writing to standard input & standard output. FTP clients seem to be abundant in source code form, but most seem to target Microsoft platforms, so the socket interface is probably different. I don't know for sure, but my hunch is that the relevant RFC(s) probably spell out the minimum requirement for a conforming FTP client or server, and this may make it difficult to locate a dumbed-down version for study.