COEN 233_Assignment4-2 - 3 Modify the Simplex-talk program...

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COEN 233 Assignment 4 This assignment is on socket programming. Study the simplex-talk program given in the first chapter of the book. You must understand every line of code. Read UNIX MAN pages on every system call used in the program. 1. Modify the program if required to send large buffers. The first exercise is on performance analysis. Use only one client server pair. Send data buffers of different sizes (1 KB, 2KB, 4KB, 8KB, 16KB and 32KB). Measure time to send the data and tabulate the results. You will be required to send several messages of the same length and calculate the average time to send a message. Take the following simple steps: First time stamp; send 1KB buffer 500 times; Final time stamp. (Final time stamp – First time stamp)/500 = time for one send. Ideally you need to account for loop overhead. Final result: A table. 2. Modify the Simplex-talk socket program so that the communication is 2-way. Every time a client sends a line of text to the server, the server sends back a line of text. The client and server will make alternate calls to recv () and send (). Final result: screen shots.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Modify the Simplex-talk program of step 2 so that it uses UDP as the transport protocol rather than TCP. Refer description on page 69, exercise 34 to do this change. 4. The final step is to implement a simple version of Domain Name Server (DNS). This is a highly simplified version and does not have any hierarchy. Given a host name, DNS returns its IP address. Similarly given an IP address, DNS returns a host name. Therefore our DNS is a simple look-up table. It consists of host name strings and corresponding IP addresses. Use UDP version implemented in step 3 to implement the server. Write a basic command line interface to enter data (IP address and host name pairs). Start at least 4 simultaneous clients. Send either host name or IP address to the server. Server will return an appropriate data. Print the results on the screen (file). 5. Document results. Also append modified version of the code. Use a different color to highlight your changes....
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