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Linux to windows client server application?????

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Hi experts,
I have a linux server and windows clients.Clients need to send messages to other clients .These
messages do not go directly to the destination .These messages have to be processed at the
centralserver(linux) and sent to the destination clients.
   I do not want to use browser at the client side. All client applications are vc++ socket
applications. At the server side i want to make use of Apache WebServer.
   Now my questions are
1. i have an option of writing cgi program using Perl(or some other scripting language) at the server side. But i do not know how to invoke it without using get or post methods at the client side.So how to go about it.
2. Is there any alternate method other than my option to implement the above idea.

   I want to use Apache because number of clients may exceed hundred and number of messages per day
will be in thousands per day.To implent the multithreaded server and blah blah blah.....(this
itself will become a big project for me).
   Any ideas and any alterations please suggest.
   Most viable and good suggestions only will be rewarded with maximum marks.
sai
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If you use a webserver the clients can send
a message (GET POST or PUT) to it but the
webserver cannot send it to the other clients.
All clients would have to ask the webserver
periodically for new messages. THis would be
very hard work for the serverside.

Building an server application for doing the
job is easy (if the messages aren't too big).
You don't need threads, they are inefficient.
Read the man page of select. With this system
call it's easy to handle 100 ore more sockets.
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Well, what's wrong with the clients sending a HTTP_GET request to the web server?
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