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Client & Server

Actim comes with client and multi-threaded server programs, actim and actimd respectively. Once the server is started, the user invokes actim to launch a request to the server. This request can be a command line or files transfer. As well as requests, actim can also query the server status.

Currently, the main role of the server program is to send and poll for Actim emails requests and execute them, then send the results back. Once an Actim email has been executed, the Actim email will be deleted from the user's mailbox. The server is capable of holding the results in a queue or saving the results into files. After a while, the client can reconnect to the server and fetch the held results back. Alternatively, the client can submit events and wait for the results to return, then disconnect.

Joseph Kuan 2001-10-16