[muscle] Re: Win32 port of MUSCLE server and client

  • From: Jeremy Friesner <jaf@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: muscle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 16:12:20 -0700

Hi Fanz,

I agree that a win32 example client would be useful.  So I wrote up a very 
simple one and posted it here:


I compiled this example using the free version of Borland C++, since that is 
the only Windows compiler I have installed.  You will probably need to supply 
an equivalent makefile/project file if you are using a different compiler.  
(The included Makefile, Makefile.win32client.borland, expects to be placed in 
the muscle/tests folder, along with win32client.cpp, FWIW)

The program itself is a simple command line/text-only app.  It uses the 
Win32MessageTransceiverThread class to do the following:

1) Connect to a muscled server
2) Listen for Messages (and other events) that are received from the muscled 
server and print them to stdout
3) Once a second, it will send a PR_COMMAND_GETPARAMETERS Message to the 
muscled server.  (The server will respond with a PR_RESULT_PARAMETERS 
Message... this is what you will see printed in the output once a second)

You can run it with no argument from the command line, and it will try to 
connect to a muscled server running on localhost.  Or you can supply it with 
the hostname and/or port of a muscled server on another computer, like this:

win32client beshare.tycomsystems.com 2960

or just

win32client beshare.tycomsystems.com

The app will quite when you control-C it, or when the TCP connection to the 
server has been broken (i.e. when the main() thread gets a 

Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions.


On Tuesday 31 May 2005 16:11, Cui, Fanzhe wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking for a client side program with Win32 VC++. I looked into
> the programs in muscle/test, and most testing  programs (client side)
> are POSIX like programs which are not win32. If any one have a simple
> win32 version client side program to let me have a testing, it would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Fanz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cui, Fanzhe=20
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:21 PM
> To: 'muscle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: Win32 port of MUSCLE server and client
> =20
> Is a complete win32 port of muscle server available? I remember I have
> seen only POSIX version of muscle server.
> Regards,
> Fanz

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