Implementing an asynchronous TCP server
An asynchronous TCP server is a part of a distributed application that satisfies the following criteria:
- Acts as a server in the client-server communication model
- Communicates with client applications over TCP protocol
- Uses the asynchronous I/O and control operations
- May handle multiple clients simultaneously
A typical asynchronous TCP server works according to the following algorithm:
- Allocate an acceptor socket and bind it to a particular TCP port.
- Initiate the asynchronous accept operation.
- Spawn one or more threads of control and add them to the pool of threads that run the Boost.Asio event loop.
- When the asynchronous accept operation completes, initiate a new one to accept the next connection request.
- Initiate ...