CS 39006: Assignment 1 Simple Communication using Datagram Socket using POSIX C
The objective of this assignment is to get familiar with datagram sockets using POSIX C
programming. The target is to establish a communication between two computers (processes)
using datagram socket. A datagram socket uses a simple communication paradigm to transfer
short messages between two computers (processes) without ensuring any reliability.
Your task will be to write two programs – one program corresponding to the server process and
another program corresponding to the client process. The client process requests for the
content of a file (by providing the file name) and the server process sends the contents of that
file to the client.
For simplicity, we assume that the file is a simple text file that contains a set of words, with the
first work being HELLO and the last word being END. We assume that HELLO and END are two
special keywords that do not come anywhere except at the first line (HELLO) and the last line
(END). The content of a sample file looks as follows.
HORSE ZEBRA COW
The transfer of the contents of the file works using a communication protocol as follows.
1. The client first sends the file name to the server.
2. The server looks for the file in the local directory, if the file is not there it sends back with
a message NOTFOUND. By receiving this message, the client prints an error message
“File Not Found” and exits.
3. If the file is present, the server reads the first line of the file, which contains HELLO, and
sends this message to the client.
4. After receiving HELLO, the client creates a local file (a different file name from the
requested one) and sends a message WORD1 to the server. This message indicates
that the client is requesting for the first word.
5. After receiving the message WORD1, the server sends the first word (after HELLO) to
the client. The client writes this word to the local file after receiving it and sends the
message WORD2 to request for the next word. This procedure continues for each word.
6. On receiving WORDi, the server sends the i-th word to the client. This process continues
until the client receives the keyword END.
7. Once the client receives the keyword END, it closes the local file after writing the last
word to the file.
You should write two C programs – wordserver.c (contains the server program) and wordclient.c
(contains the client program). Keep these two files in a single compressed folder (zip or tar.gz)
having the name _Assignment1.zip or _Assignment1.tar.gz. Upload
this compressed folder at Moodle course page by the deadline (10th Jan 2019 2:00 PM).