software that knows how to update itself
bradtilley at usa.net
Wed Sep 15 14:46:34 CEST 2004
I've written and tested a *very basic* socket server that I'll have to
deploy soon... sooner than I'd like as much of the functionality that I
want to include hasn't been implemented or even tested yet. So, I've
been thinking about writing a function that has the ability to upgrade
the socket server remotely. However, I have never done anything like
this so I'm looking for tips and advice on the subject.
The socket server runs continuously listening for connections so I'll
always be able to communicate with it. Here's some pseudo code that
captures the essence of what I'd like to do:
receive updated socket server code & write it to a file
verify file with crc or md5sum check on both ends
if verify is OK:
close all connections
replace sock_serv.py with sock_serv_update.py
if conn.recv == 'UPDATE'
Does this look sane?
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