> Uh, perhaps you miss the point...
Yes, I guess I did miss the point. Well, better luck next time..
On a more important issue:
Would anyone happen to know how to write a Berkeley daemon?
I'm writing a pre-Mail server that gets run from an alias. It
does various things: automated database service, list management,
and the like. However, it is not a small program (about 200K),
and there's going to be about 10 different services being by
it. Also, there could be potentially hundreds of different
requests processed at a single time. Since it's running off of
a Unix machine, that'll start about a hundred 200K processes.
This is obviously unacceptable, and would max out my machine's
16 Megs in a second. So the only solution I see is to code the
server as a Berkeley daemon, and then write a queueing program.
(btw, the OS is BSD4.3).
I've written code before using the IPC library.. is this what I
want? I looked through signal.h, but that doesn't seem to be
the way to go. The queueing program needs to send over an integer,
and a buffer of 10 strings (max), in the format: int argc,
char *argv (just like the entry info given to main() ).
Can anyone point me down the right road? Man pages, book titles,
all of these would be helpful.