Dougui Dougui - 10 months ago 39
Python Question

How to use socket with a Python client and a C++ server

I have a simple client/server program.

The client is written in python as this :

import socket
import sys

HOST, PORT = "localhost", 50007

s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)

s.connect((HOST, PORT))
for x in range(0, 10000):
print("Step 1")
print("Step 2")

And I wrote a server in python like this :

import socket

HOST = ''
PORT = 50007
s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
s.bind((HOST, PORT))
conn, addr = s.accept()

while True:
data = conn.recv(1024)

I want to create a C++ version of the server. I did this :

#include <iostream>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <netdb.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string>
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>

using namespace std;

#define SERVER_PORT htons(50007)

int main() {

char buffer[1000];
int n;

int serverSock=socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);

sockaddr_in serverAddr;
serverAddr.sin_family = AF_INET;
serverAddr.sin_port = SERVER_PORT;
serverAddr.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;

/* bind (this socket, local address, address length)
bind server socket (serverSock) to server address (serverAddr).
Necessary so that server can use a specific port */
bind(serverSock, (struct sockaddr*)&serverAddr, sizeof(struct sockaddr));

// wait for a client
/* listen (this socket, request queue length) */

while (1 == 1) {
bzero(buffer, 1000);

sockaddr_in clientAddr;
socklen_t sin_size=sizeof(struct sockaddr_in);
int clientSock=accept(serverSock,(struct sockaddr*)&clientAddr, &sin_size);

//receive a message from a client
n = read(clientSock, buffer, 500);
cout << "Confirmation code " << n << endl;
cout << "Server received: " << buffer << endl;

strcpy(buffer, "test");
n = write(clientSock, buffer, strlen(buffer));
cout << "Confirmation code " << n << endl;
return 0;

It works one time but it block at the line
of the client.

This is the output from the client :

Step 1
Step 2
Step 1
Step 2

And this is the output from the server :

code 5
Server received: Hello
code 4
code 5
Server received: Hello
code 4

As you can see, the communication is like this :

  1. The client send a message

  2. The server receive the message

  3. The server send a message

  4. The client send another message

  5. The server receive a message and seems to send another message but the client did not receive it.

What is my error?


In C++ server, you accept connection, read, write, then leak the open socket and go to wait for next client to connect.

Move your accept out of the loop, or add inner loop after accept.

And close the socket when you're done with it, before the variable with socket number goes out of scope.