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I want a server with a fixed ip address(which I will run on my home pc). A remote [http server acting as a] client will connect to this server. A second remote[or local] client[web browser] will connect to the server. The server will establish a communication between the two clients. The server will relay all communication, including the raw tcp packets. Does anybody know of a program or server that can do this? [After doing some research on google, I think NodeJS may be the best option for this.]


Posted 19-Jun-12 7:57am
Updated 23-Jun-12 22:35pm
Wes Aday 19-Jun-12 14:22pm
There are any number of clients and servers out there that will do this. What is that you need help with? Writing you own server? Writing a client? How to use google?
SoMad 20-Jun-12 16:07pm
I wish OP would elaborate. If he needs to develop this himself it could be a good question with excellent answers to come, but he probably needs to decide on the programming language (currently tagged as C++, C#, VB.NET)...

Soren Madsen
Member 2542530 19-Jun-12 20:28pm

I have not found one yet. The server will allow the two clients to talk with one another. If you know of one, could you give the link?


michaelmel 19-Jun-12 23:58pm
I had to write exactly what you are after (extended version where multiple clients can be connected and one client's data can be sent to 1 or more other clients). Unfortunately it is embedded in a proprietary application and I do not own the source code so cannot post it. I am pretty sure you will not find anything off-the-shelf to do this. If you end up writing it yourself, let me know I can give you some tips on design. Pure 1:1 data relay is actually very simple.
Code-o-mat 20-Jun-12 8:25am
Not sure if this helps you or not, but e.g. the IRC (Internet Relay Chat) protocol does exactly that, you can probably find open-source IRC servers around the net, you could try finding a lightweight one and examine it.

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Solution 1

The answer to your question would depend very much on how you intend to use such client/server architecture:

a. Simple binary/byte exchange?
b. File exchange?
c. Need to exchange HTML?
d. Need SOAP?
e. Need any security?

There are many existing solutions in place, from simple to overcomplicated:
from your own custom UDP or TCP exchange, to your standard Windows Server ones, as example. well as from free ones to uber-expensive ones:
like, from IRC, to BizTalk.

Without a certain task at hand you cannot pick the right one. To get a more specific answer, publish a more specific question.
Vitaly Tomilov 24-Jun-12 5:02am
He asked "Does anybody know of a program or server". And I gave a few. What's the problem?
Shahin Khorshidnia 24-Jun-12 5:29am
Ok, sorry!

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