The Server and the Client

The name of the server for CoffeeTalk is cttpd, the CoffeeTalk Transport Protocol Daemon. This is an obvious take from httpd, the Hyper Text Transport Protocol Daemon.

Web servers, generally, send html files. CoffeeTalk servers send outlines.

Web server connections, generally, are not persistent. CoffeeTalk connections are persistent. Always on.

Always connected clients presents some interesting issues, not the least of which is scalability. There has been a lot of focus and coding put into cttpd to solve the scalability problem. The solutions to this and other problems will be talked about in later posts.

Enough for now…

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