Serveez is a server framework. It provides routines and help for implementing IP based servers (currently TCP, UDP and ICMP). It is also possible to use named pipes for all connection oriented protocols.
We think it is worth the effort because many people need server functionality within their applications. However, many people experience problems with select()- or poll()-loops, and with non-blocking operations.
This application demonstrates various aspects of advanced network programming in a portable manner. It is known to compile and run on GNU/Linux systems, as well as on other 32-bit and 64-bit flavours of Unix and on Microsoft Windows (9x/ME/NT/2000/XP).
You can use it for implementing your own servers or for understanding how certain network services and operations work.
The package includes a number of servers that work already: an HTTP server, an IRC server, a Gnutella spider and some others. One of the highlights is that you can run all protocols on the same port. The application itself is single threaded but it uses helper processes for concurrent name resolution and ident lookups.
A small bugfix release, version 0.2.1 was released 2013-03-24.
- planned retirement: Guile 1.3.4 support Unless there is a major outcry from users (unlikely), the next release will drop (all pretense of) support for Guile 1.3.4. The earliest supported version will then be Guile 1.4.x. - distribution now also includes .tar.lz If you have GNU tar, you can use "tar xf" and it will DTRT. If not, you can use "lzip -dc TARBALL | tar xf -" to unpack. - bugfixes - (Guile 2) segfault in ‘guile_error’ Under Guile 2, serveez(1) segfaults if the config file is closed at the time ‘guile_error’ is called. Although this has been addressed (the fix "works for me"), it is still not entirely satisfying. See comments in func ‘guile_error’ (src/guile.c), and also test/t007. - ‘serveez --solitary’ mentioned in more places Specifically, in ‘serveez --help’ output, and in serveez(1). - (Guile 1.8) ‘write-line’ imported Scheme code that uses ‘write-line’ now explicitly imports module ‘(ice-9 rdelim)’. Apparently, Guile 1.8 does not autoload it. - new built-in proc: ‘fs’ This is a convenience interface for ‘simple-format’. - Scheme code modernized Much of src/guile-server/*.scm was modernized: one-armed-‘if’ elimination, replacing homegrown procs w/ SRFIs where possible, using higher abstractions, etc. - manpages spiffed Both serveez(1) and serveez-config(1) now include release information and updated refs. - bootstrap tool updated: makeinfo (GNU Texinfo) 5.1
Serveez can be found on http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/serveez/ (also via FTP), or on one of the mirrors.
Full documentation in many formats is available online. There are three different mailing lists: <firstname.lastname@example.org> for reporting bugs, <email@example.com> for user support and help and <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the developers involved in this project.
Serveez needs the GNU Guile (Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extensions) language core library for configuring purposes. Currently Serveez is known to work with Guile version 1.4 and above. You can download this package from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guile/. (A very old MinGW32 port is available at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/mingwrep/.)
You can always get the latest Serveez snapshot from our source code repository (reachable from the project page on Savannah). Please use an official release if you want to work with Serveez. The snapshot might not even compile.
Serveez was originally written by Martin Grabmueller <email@example.com>. The maintainership has shifted over to Raimund Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Stefan Jahn <email@example.com>. Lately, Thien-Thi Nguyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> has also lent a hand.
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Copyright (C) 2013 Thien-Thi Nguyen
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Last modified: Wed Jan 23 11:58:06 UTC 2013