I have a socket-based client daemon that I wrote in PHP5 OOP to communicate with a data server (via TCP sockets). It basically: - Authenticates with the server and obtains a session ID. - Establishes itself as a streaming data feed client. - Receives real-time data from the socket connection. - Normalizes the data to my specs (simple parsing). - Retransmits it inside my network via multicast (UDP). That's it... that's all it does. The PHP implementation runs fine, but is less than optimal (interpreter vs pure compiled code) for this type of task (reliable daemon). YOUR CODE MUST BE CLEAN, SENSIBLE AND WELL DOCUMENTED. It must handle socket EXCEPTION conditions (disconnect, etc) and recover from them gracefully (typically, by attempting to reconnect after a wait interval). This should be a fairly easy project, in that I have a fully functional daemon, in PHP (using some OOP).
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Thursday Mar 8, 2007 2:10:39 PM:
To all bidders - I want to thank each and every one of you for your bid responses. Many of you have a lot of experience and talent in unix socket programming, and it was difficult making a final decision. If you were not selected, please keep in mind that I do have several projects that come up every year - and I will be back to use your talents and resources again.
At this time, I will be making my final bidder selection. Again, thank you!
PK Media Ventures, Inc.
Unix (FreeBSD 6.2) using the GCC (Gnu Compiler Collection) c++ compiler. You will probably want to use the GNU standard c++ library as well.