client.server problem 
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 client.server problem

>>I need a client application to "activate" a screen-refresh on the other
>>clients via the server. I tried to make a file on the server that the
>>clients read from time to time thru a timer object, but I really need the
>>update imediately or it's not of much use anyway, so if anybody can tell me
>>how to get the other clients to react on a "poke" from one of the others..

>I've implemented an app like this that had the clients check the file
>for changes as a part of their 'idle' loop.  We were running six to
>twelve clients on a local network and they all reacted to the new data
>fairly quickly.  These machines were dedicated to the display, so the
>overhead wasn't a problem.

        This will work for small numbers and infrequent refreshes. But imagine you need
o check every 10 secs, and you have 300 clients?  Causes both locking problems,
ad problems with purging, and guranteeing that everyone "knows".

        I am developing a system which uses TCP/IP to notify they other clients in a
sysem. Basically you call a method (or if you use Delphi, the TTable will do it
atomatically) and the method triggers an event, and passes message text to all
th other machines in the "system".

NOTE: This software is currently in early alpha. If you notice any

Please do not report duplicates, as this is usually a manual resend

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