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    Have been toying with some code tonight to accept incoming socket connections, then create a new thread to handle that. Some years ago I wrote a game server that uses ’select’ to poll for waiting input. This is far too long ago and way too many lines for me to recall.

    This snippet here is to be used on some servers for monitoring purposes, but I thought I would share it here in the early stages.

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <pthread.h>
    #include <unistd.h>
    #include <errno.h>
    #include <string.h>
    #include <sys/types.h>
    #include <sys/socket.h>
    #include <netinet/in.h>
    #include <arpa/inet.h>
    #include <sys/wait.h>
    #include <signal.h>
    #define SOCKTESTING
    #define BACKLOG 10
    void *talker( void *d ) {
        int i = 0;
        char buf[1024];
        int fd;
        fd = (int)d;
        while( 1 ) {
            sprintf( buf, "%d\n", i++ );
            write( fd, buf, strlen( buf )+1 );
    int bindsockets() {
        int ss,s1,s2,n;
        fd_set sockfds;
        struct timeval tv;
        char buf1[256], buf2[256];
        struct sockaddr_in my_addr;
        struct sockaddr_in socks[50];
        pthread_t thread[50];
        int i=1;
        snprintf( buf1, 14, "Hello world" );
        ss = socket( PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0 );
        my_addr.sin_family = AF_INET; // host byte order
        my_addr.sin_port = htons( 12345 ); // short network byte order
        memset( &(my_addr.sin_zero), '\0', 8 ); // zero the rest
        setsockopt( ss, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, &i, sizeof(int) );
        bind( ss, (struct sockaddr* )&my_addr, sizeof( struct sockaddr ) );
        listen( ss, BACKLOG );
        n = sizeof( struct sockaddr_in );
        while( 1 ) {
            s1 = accept( ss, (struct sockaddr *)&socks[1], &n );
            pthread_create( &(thread[i++]), NULL, talker, (void *)s1 );
    #ifdef SOCKTESTING
    int main( int argc, char *argv[] ) {

    Here is the Makefile, just in case you too have a short memory for things like -lpthread

            gcc -lpthread socketserver.c