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[archive] Send message to client from server

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Hello

Does anyone know if it is possible to send a message to one or all connected clients in a thin client environment?

Fx. if I need to reboot the Linux server, I would like to send a message to all the thin clients.

Regards
Kim
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RE: [archive] Send message to client from server

Hi,

One approach I've used is to start a thread when the application is started. This thread could periodically look for a file in a certain place or look for a record in a data file. If it finds one it displays the data in separate window. If necessary you could also close the application when the user hits enter or clicks a button in this window.

Best regards,
Hans
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RE: [archive] Send message to client from server

kill -9 sends a strong message 🙂
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RE: [archive] Send message to client from server

I am currently exploring this issue. I discussed the "thread looking for a file" option with management. They asked for more options. Has anyone implemented a different solution?
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RE: [archive] Send message to client from server

Have you found a solution for this yet? I am also looking for something too. Something simple like the windows "net send" command. Which incidentally can run from a thin client to message other thin clients, but it is not a unix command...
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