CMPSC 176a – HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2
DUE: OCTOBER 25TH (By 11:59pm)
There are a number of objectives to this assignment beyond just a simple socket programming assignment. First, if you have not ever programmed sockets before, it is relatively straightforward, but still an effort. It is worthwhile to have everyone on the same page in terms of experience, at least in this respect. Second, it will help you “tune up” your programming skills and prepare you for other upper-division networking courses. Third, because you can use the Internet to look for examples, this assignment will help you see just how many network programming aids are out in the Internet. And finally, having some practical experience will put a lot of the protocol concepts we learn into perspective.
The goal of this assignment is to implement a TCP client and server, and a UDP client and server (that’s four different programs all told). You can use either C or Java.
Your TCP or UDP client/server will communicate over the network and exchange data.
The server will start in passive mode listening for a transmission from the client. The client will then start and contact the server (on a given IP address and port number). The client will pass the server a string (eg: “network”) up to 80 characters in length.
On receiving a string from a client, the server should: 1) reverse all the characters, and 2) reverse the capitalization of the strings (“network” would now become “KROWTEN”).
The server should then send the string back to the client. The client will display the received string and exit.
Starting the server:
Assume that you started a server on machine 126.96.36.199, listening to port number 32000. The syntax should look like the following:
csil-machine1> server 32000 <enter>
(in this line, “server” will be replaced by one of the names given below in the Submission Section)
Starting the client:
csil-machine2> client 188.8.131.52 32000 <enter>
(in this line, “client” will be replaced by one of the names given below)
Enter text: This is my text to be changed by the SERVER <enter>
Response from server: revres EHT YB DEGNAHC EB OT TXET YM SI SIHt
At this point (after receiving one line to be reversed), the server and client should both exit.
Choose either Java or C.
For C Programmers:
Your task is to write the server and client programs in C using UDP and TCP. You will turn in 4 different programs.
Server in C using UDP (file name to turn in : server_c_udp.c)
Client in C using UDP ( file name to turn in : client_c_udp.c)
Server in C using TCP ( file name to turn in : server_c_tcp.c)
Client in C using TCP (file name to turn in : client_c_tcp.c)
For Java Programmers:
Your task is to write the server and client programs in Java using UDP and TCP. You will turn in 4 different programs.
Server in Java using UDP (file name to turn in : server_java_udp.java)
Client in Java using UDP (file name to turn in : client_java_udp.java)
Server in Java using TCP (file name to turn in : server_java_tcp.java)
Client in Java using TCP (file name to turn in : client_java_tcp.java)
Only these 4 files need to be turned in. No header files or output files should be submitted.
Your server should not output anything on the terminal and your client should have the exact same interface as given in the above example. Code will be run against an automated checker and any deviation (e.g. printing additional messages) will be counted as an incorrect program.
COMPILING YOUR CODE:
In order to compile your C code, use the following commands as a guide:
gcc -g -o client client.c -lsocket –lnsl
gcc -g -o server server.c -lsocket
To compile your Java code, use the following commands as a guide:
To run your Java code on the CSIL machines, use the following commands as a guide:
java server_java_udp 32000
java client_java_udp 184.108.40.206 32000
The assignment is due on Oct 25th by 11:59pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Please include your name and Perm# and Email Address in each program file you submit (as a comment).
To turn in the assignment, use the following command from the Computer Science CSIL lab:
csil-machine> turnin homework2@cs176a hw2
NOTE: The “hw2" should be a local directory containing the 4 (and only 4) programs you are turning in. Be certain to name this directory exactly "hw2".
It is highly recommended that you use the CSIL machines to do this assignment. All of the tools you will need are available there; it significantly improves our ability to help you if you have problems; and it ensures that if your programs work there, they will work when we grade them.
In addition to correctness, part of the points count towards how well code is written and documented. NOTE: good code/documentation does not imply that more is better. The goal is to be efficient, elegant and succinct!
20 pts: UDP client
20 pts: TCP client
25 pts: UDP server
25 pts: TCP server
10 pts: Documentation/Proper References
You may use pieces of code from the Internet to help you do the assignment. You will not be negatively graded for using such code snippets as long as they are properly cited. Please email/meet the TAs if you need any help or guidance with your assignment.