[PD] how to debug tcpsocketserver?

rolf rolfm at dds.nl
Fri Apr 6 19:22:34 CEST 2012

i'm on Pd-ext 42.5, Windows xp/7
set-up: 1 tcpsocketserver, 6 or more wireless tcpclient-s (+ 1 router).
broadcasting from the server to the clients works.

sending back something from the clients to the server fails for some.
the messages are sent correctly (only a few bytes), 
but the server ignores 1 or more of the clients permanently.

when using tcpserver instead of tcpsocketserver this doesn't happen.

how can i find out why tcpsocketserver is behaving like that?

BTW i encountered this because contrary to what is said in the help
patch, tcpsocketserver does not have the same outlets as tcpserver, 4
instead of 5.
consequently the [client( message cannot be used to see the status of
the clients.
i 'solved' this by letting the clients sending back a 'present' message.
with the above mentioned outcome.


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