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/*
** broadcaster.c -- a datagram "client" like talker.c, except
** this one can broadcast
*/
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include <netdb.h>
#define SERVERPORT 15500 // the port users will be connecting to
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
int sockfd;
struct sockaddr_in their_addr; // connector's address information
struct hostent *he;
int numbytes;
int broadcast = 1;
//char broadcast = '1'; // if that doesn't work, try this
if (argc != 4) {
fprintf(stderr,"usage: broadcaster hostname port message\n");
fprintf(stderr,"hostname can be 255.255.255.255 for broadcast\n");
exit(1);
}
if ((he=gethostbyname(argv[1])) == NULL) { // get the host info
perror("gethostbyname");
exit(1);
}
if ((sockfd = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0)) == -1) {
perror("socket");
exit(1);
}
// this call is the difference between this program and talker.c:
if (setsockopt(sockfd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST, &broadcast,
sizeof broadcast) == -1) {
perror("setsockopt (SO_BROADCAST)");
exit(1);
}
their_addr.sin_family = AF_INET; // host byte order
their_addr.sin_port = htons( atoi(argv[2]) ); // short, network byte order
their_addr.sin_addr = *((struct in_addr *)he->h_addr);
memset(their_addr.sin_zero, '\0', sizeof their_addr.sin_zero);
// forge string with newline
int len = strlen(argv[3]);
char *temp = (char*)calloc(len+2,sizeof(char));
snprintf(temp,len+2,"%s\n\n",argv[3]);
if ((numbytes=sendto(sockfd, temp, len+2, 0,
(struct sockaddr *)&their_addr, sizeof their_addr)) == -1) {
perror("sendto");
exit(1);
}
printf("sent %d bytes to %s\n", numbytes, inet_ntoa(their_addr.sin_addr));
close(sockfd);
free(temp);
return 0;
}