This directory contains working examples of uses of XML-RPC-c. There
are XML-RPC servers and XML-RPC clients that use the Xmlrpc-c libraries.
The make file is a combination of an example of how to build programs
that use Xmlrpc-c libraries and something that actually does build the
programs in this directory. As such, it isn't perfect for either of
those purposes. To build the examples, you must first build the
libraries (make dependencies will not take care of that for you). Then
you can issue a simple 'make' in this directory.
The simplest server program is 'xmlrpc_sample_add_server'. This
implements a single XML-RPC method called 'sample.add'. All it does is
add two numbers and return the sum. You can run such a server like
$ ./xmlrpc_sample_add_server 8080
The server this runs is based on the Abyss HTTP server. file. The
argument tell it to listen on TCP Port 8080 for RPCs. It puts log
information in /tmp, so be sure to look there.
A client program that goes along with this server is
'xmlrpc_sample_add_client'. All this client does is make an XML-RPC
request to Port 8080 of 'localhost' to add the numbers 5 and 7 and
print the result on Standard Output.
You can run such a client like this: