[lug] Polling a file under linux

John E. Koontz koontz at boulder.nist.gov
Mon Apr 21 11:52:38 MDT 2003

At 11:57 AM 4/21/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a C/C++ application that has to connect to an IP address every few
>minutes/seconds (exact timing is not yet clear).  The IP address may
>change as the application is running, and the exact address is stored in
>Since this file may change at any time I have to check it before each

Why change a config file?   Can't the changing agent just communicate the 
information to the application directly, say through a port?

John E. Koontz
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