[Ace-users] [ace-users] ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast to find server

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Wed Nov 7 19:16:55 CST 2007

Hi Robert,

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which is in


or in


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Naturally, we encourage and appreciate other members of the ACE+TAO
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> I am trying to use ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast to find a server device.   The server responds to the broadcast on my local port
> that I sent in the broadcast message.   I try to use the same instance of ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast to receive the response but
> it does not work.  
> I know that if the server responded on a different port than the one I sent, I could use another ACE_SOCK_Dgram opened on
> that port and read the response.   But I can't create another ACE_SOCK_Dgram to read the same local port that the
> ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast already has open.
> It seems natural to use the ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast to tell the server what port to respond on.    What is the trick?

There are examples of ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Bcast in


There are also examples of ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Mcast that might be relevant,
as well, in


Finally, TAO has a service that uses multicast to do basically what
you're trying to achieve.  Please see

for details.



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