SDSU CS 596: Client Server Programming
Listen() problems

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According to the manual, the Berkeley Socket Library call listen will cause incoming connections to be queued up in a FIFO. Rumor has it that this is not always the case, however! It is said that some systems will actually put incoming connections in a stack (LIFO).


The assignment is to investigate this rumor. Since you have two different types of machines available, see if either of them has keeps incoming connections in a stack.

You will need to do the following:

  1. Describe what ramifications a stack has over a queue when dealing with incoming connections
  2. Design a test which can run on both rohan and saturn to see if they use a queue or stack
  3. Implement this test
  4. Report on the results