A problem of UDP

Bruce Hsu <ccbruce@gmail.com>
Thu, 29 May 2008 20:32:37 -0700 (PDT)
I am writing a program for chating with another user in LAN. This
program uses UDP to send messages.

When I sent a message to another peer who has already closed his
program, the last message of the peer will be sent to me. I am sure
the message is sent by peer's computer. (Because unplug peer's line
will stop this problem and will reproduce this problem after re-plug
peer's line.)

Can anyone tell me why this problem occurs and how to prevent this
message to be sent?

Here is my code to start a socket (At begin of program):

CChating::CChating() : m_socket(NULL), m_pooling(NULL), m_stop(false),
m_buf(NULL), m_wnd(NULL), m_lenbuf(0)
 DECLARE_EXCEPTION_SCOPE(CChating::CChating, true)

 WSADATA wd={0};
 int i=0;

 i=WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(2, 2), &wd);
         MMSG("Winsock can not be initialized. (%d)", i),

 m_socket=socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, IPPROTO_UDP);
             socket, "Fail to create socket.",

 ON_WSA_FAIL(setsockopt(m_socket, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST, (char
*)&i, sizeof(int))!=SOCKET_ERROR,
             setsockopt, "Fail to enable broadcasting.",

 ON_WSA_FAIL(getsockopt(m_socket, SOL_SOCKET, SO_RCVBUF, (char
*)&m_lenbuf, &i)!=SOCKET_ERROR,
             ioctlsocket, "Fail to determine max buffer size.",

 m_pooling=CreateThread(NULL, 0, pooling_func, this, 0, NULL);
               CreateThread, "Fail to start pooling.",
 ON_FAIL(WaitForSingleObject(m_pooling, 1000)==WAIT_TIMEOUT,
         "The pooling thread has abnormally terminated.",

             malloc, "Fail to alloc receving buffer.",

 CoCreateGuid((GUID *)m_buf);
 gethostname((char *)&m_buf[sizeof(GUID)], 256);
 m_me=peer_t(*(GUID *)m_buf, M2W((char *)&m_buf[sizeof(GUID)]),


Here is my code to end a socket (At end of program):

 DECLARE_DBG_SCOPE(CChating::~CChating, true)

 DWORD i=0;

 if(WaitForSingleObject(m_pooling, 2000)==WAIT_TIMEOUT)
  TerminateThread(m_pooling, -1);


 shutdown(m_socket, SD_BOTH);

Here is my code to wait messages (At a pooling thread):

DWORD __stdcall CChating::pooling_func(LPVOID data)
 DECLARE_EXCEPTION_SCOPE(CChating::pooling_func, true)

 CChating *me=(CChating *)data;
 SOCKET socket=me->m_socket;
 bool &stop=me->m_stop;
 PBYTE &buf=me->m_buf;
 HWND &wnd=me->m_wnd;
 int &lenbuf=me->m_lenbuf;
 peer_t &_me=me->m_me;

 DWORD i=0, j;
 packet_t *packet=NULL;

 fd_set fs={0};
 timeval tv={1, 0};
 sockaddr_in sa={0};

 me->init_sockaddr_in(sa, htonl(0));

 ON_WSA_FAIL(bind(socket, (sockaddr *)&sa, sizeof(sockaddr_in))!
             bind, "Fail to bind address.",

  FD_SET(socket, &fs);
  i=(DWORD)select(0, &fs, NULL, NULL, &tv);
  DBG(L"The result of select: %x\n", i);

              select, "Fail to determine the status of socket.",
  if(!stop && (int)i)
   *(int *)&i=sizeof(sa);
   j=recvfrom(socket, (char *)buf, lenbuf, 0, (sockaddr *)&sa, (int
   packet=(packet_t *)buf;
   wcscpy(packet->m_peer.m_addr, M2W(inet_ntoa(sa.sin_addr)));

    case GETPEER_MARK:
      DBG(_T("GETPEER_MARK, %s, %s\n"), packet->m_peer.m_name, packet-

      if((bool)SendMessage(wnd, WM_GOTPEER, 0, (LPARAM)&packet->m_id))
       me->peer_op(sa.sin_addr.S_un.S_addr, packet->m_mark-1, packet-



    case GETPEER_MARK-1:
     DBG(_T("[ACK] GETPEER_MARK, %s, %s\n"), packet->m_peer.m_name,

     SendMessage(wnd, WM_GOTPEER, 0, (LPARAM)&packet->m_id);

    case REMOVE_MARK:
     DBG(_T("REMOVE_MARK, %s, %s\n"), packet->m_peer.m_name, packet-

     SendMessage(wnd, WM_RMPEER, 0, (LPARAM)&packet->m_id);

    case INVITE_MARK:
     DBG(_T("INVITE_MARK, %s, %s\n"), packet->m_peer.m_name, packet-

     if((bool)SendMessage(wnd, WM_INVITED, 0, (LPARAM)&packet->m_id))
      me->peer_op(htonl(-1), GETPEER_MARK, packet->m_id);

     DBG(_T("MESSAGE, %s, %s, %s\n"), packet->m_peer.m_name, packet-
m_peer.m_addr, packet->m_msg);

     SendMessage(wnd, WM_GOTMSG, 0, (LPARAM)&packet->m_id);

 me->peer_op(htonl(-1), REMOVE_MARK, GUID_NULL);
 DBG(_T("Pooling thread is exiting.\n"));

 EXCEPTION_HANDLER_BEGIN(CChating_pooling_func_Fail, 0)
  DBG(_T("Pooling thread will not continue due to the following
  DBG(_T("%s\n"), M2T((char const *)*___e));
  delete ___e;
 return -1;

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