Re: data gets corrupted (c sockets)

From: Al Lanot
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 11:40:39 EST

Yes, I've checked this before (and now again) and even tried to change
to open/read functions
to handle the file, but that's not the problem.

Remember that I said that wget can download the files just fine though.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Roel van Meer <rolek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Al Lanot writes:
>> My code is basically a modification of the one provided on this link (
>> )
>> which has the same problem as well.
>> The code to send the data is basically the following (it's my
>> modification but the original has the same problem) :
>> while(ftell(file) < length){
>>    rbytes = fread(buf,1,sizeof(buf),file);
>>    sbytes = write(newsockfd,buf,rbytes);
>> }
>> fclose(file);
>> close(newsockfd);
>> Note that I read from the file a predefined number of bytes
>> sizeof(buf) and then write on the socket the number of bytes read
>> from the file right after. Sending an exact number of bytes will allow
>> me to code the bandwidth control later.
> I haven't looked at it very thoroughly, but write doesn't necessarily write
> the number of bytes you ask it to, so in the above example you should at
> least check if sbytes equals rbytes.
> And (just out of curiosity) why are you using fread instead of read?
> My manpage says: "fread() and fwrite() return the number of items
> successfully read or written (i.e., not the number of characters)" so it
> could be that fread tries to read one item of size sizeof(buf), which fails,
> because you don;t have that much data left. I'd suggest to use read()
> instead.
> Hope this helps,
> Regards,
> roel
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