Talking between programs over a network
Posted on 2001-06-04
I have a program which allows an operator to see customer information when the customer calls in using caller ID information. This information comes from a third party control.
The problem I am having is that I need the program to alert other computers on the network that a person called up and what the caller ID information is.
I thought about setting a timer on each copy of the program on each computer which will check the database backend for the information at set times, but this seems sloppy and would create too much network traffic.
What I was hoping for was to add some code to my current program that would set a bit and for the other computers on the network to pick this bit up and respond.
If you need additional clarification, please let me know.