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Ola,

I have this remoting setup theory. An HTTPhandler stored the HTTPcontext in an other app acting as a server. The HTTPhandler does so via the use of remoting. This is all theory for now and would like to know if that wold be at all possible.
If possible then how could i have my server do nothing but wait for incomming HTTPcontext's. looping in CPU intensive and blocking so not an option.

Please add upon the provided server code ( HTTPhandler and remoting object code are not important now )
using System.Web;
using System.Collections;

using System.Runtime.Remoting;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp;

public class CSdhtmlChatServer
{
      public static ArrayList prArrayListHTTPcontext = new ArrayList);

    public static void Main(string [] args)
    {
        ChannelServices.RegisterChannel( new TcpChannel( 8080 ) );
       
            RemotingConfiguration.RegisterWellKnownServiceType(
            typeof( CSDHTMLchatRemotingObject ),
            "CSDHTMLchatRemotingObject",
            WellKnownObjectMode.Singleton
        );

        CSDHTMLchatRemotingObject.CSDHTMLchatInterfaceImplementation = new CSDHTMLchatInterfaceObject();
        // How do I do nothing without stoping the server.
        // And the doing nothing should not be blocking because when ever an HTTPcontext arives in the HTTPhandler
        // it should be stored imediately and additional code should be excecuted.
    }
}

public class CSDHTMLchatInterfaceObject : CSDHTMLchatInterface
{
     public void StoreHTTPcontext( HttpContext iHTTPcontent )
     {
            CSdhtmlChatServer.prArrayListHTTPcontext.Add( iHTTPcontent );
            // do other things
     }

}
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If this is a console application, you can do something like

Console.ReadLine();

Which will keep it running until you press return.

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by:DaFou
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ok, that is not really an option. and what if the server is a windows service?
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The service will remain active until a 'Stop' request is received.
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by:DaFou
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ok wicked. but then again. reading the command line is not an option becuase is someone acidently hits enter then it is ****ed.

perhaps this will do it.

while ( ( ! ( Console.ReadLine( ) == "This never gets typed by accident" ) ) )
{
  // do nothing
}
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