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winsocket???

Hello Class,

I got a question from my supervisor whose solution can not be found out by myself 😞

Below is the msg I got from him,

"Can you find out whether Labview supports something called "Winsocket"
If it does, it will ultimately be possible to control the detector
software from the 2nd computer."

Do you have any sort of idea about what winsocket is and whether we are able to reach winsocket in labview? If you know, please do me a favor. Thanks.

Best,
Fan
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Fan Zhang
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania

-----" A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
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> "Can you find out whether Labview supports something called "Winsocket"
> If it does, it will ultimately be possible to control the detector
> software from the 2nd computer."

What he means is "Winsock"- he simply wants to know if Labview is capable of
using TCP sockets to communicate, to which the answer is yes. It also has
higher level communication functions that work over TCP but are far easier
to use- TCP is text, essentially- you have to send bytes, and as such you
have to break the data down into bytes. With Labview you can send complex
data structures across the network to another machine without having to do
this.
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"Fan Zhang" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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I think your supervisor would like to use TCP/IP for accessing some detector
hardware. winsocket is the TCP/IP stack of M$ Wind**s. Labview has a built
in TCP/IP stack or it is using winsockets. I don't know. But it is possible
to access devices or other computers by tcp/ip.

You can also write a dynamic link library, which uses winsockets. You can
then use this dll for accessing your hardware or computers.

I also use this for accessing high voltage supplies in a particle physic
experiment.

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Torge Szczepanek torge@szczepanek.de http://www.szczepanek.de/
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