SOAP and client/server network

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Nov 21 18:00:12 PST 2005

Nice to see some action on ALFS again even if I'm mostly talking to 
myself besides Jeremy and Thomas :)

SOAP was suggested again (by Thomas). I know next to nothing about SOAP 
so can anybody give a real quick answer to this simple question:

Doe SOAP itself take care of client/server stuff? Ie., will it establish 
a connection to an IP address and what not, or is that up to the 
programmer to figure out and simple call SOAP routines to send/receive 
stuff from the network socket or whatever it's called?

Some time ago I was given a book by Addison-Wesley (a book publisher -- 
they do a lot of programming books) called "UNIX Network Programming." I 
never had a reason to look at it, but it seems the time has come to 
figure it out. This book is basically the UNIX network programming 
Bible. I'll be doing some reading :)

Gerard Beekmans

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