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Connection Refused message from example AF_INET socket code.

Could someone please help understand why I'm getting "connection refused"
from the following code.  I have searched the cygwin email archives and read
the users guide and have not found an answer.  I'm new to Cygwin, but have
many years of Unix experience and little NT experience. The "connection
refused" error occurs regardless effective user id or whether I use
"localhost" or the actual hostname.  I'm using the latest version of cygwin
1.3.1 and Win2K.

All assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Randy Smith

#include <stdio.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <netdb.h>

#define PORT            5726
#define MESSAGE         "Yow!!! Are we having fun yet?!?"
//#define SERVERHOST      "EDM2"
#define SERVERHOST      "localhost"

write_to_server (int filedes)
  int nbytes;

  nbytes = write (filedes, MESSAGE, strlen (MESSAGE) + 1);
  if (nbytes < 0)
      perror ("write");
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

init_sockaddr (struct sockaddr_in *name,
               const char *hostname,
               unsigned short int port)
  struct hostent *hostinfo;
  unsigned int  oct;
  char *h_addr_listp;
  char *bufp;
  int i;

/*  allocate buf area in netbuf (16 char long)
 *       *bufp+0  =  0  ProtoFamily
 *       *bufp+1  =  2  ProtoFamily
 *       *bufp+2  =  Lower end of port number
 *       *bufp+3  =  Upper end of port number;
 *       *bufp+4  =  internet number;
 *       *bufp+5  =  internet number;
 *       *bufp+6  =  internet number;
 *       *bufp+7  =  internet number;
 *       *bufp+8-15  = unused and set to 0;

  bufp = (char *) malloc ((size_t) 16); 

/* zero out the buffer */

 memset (bufp, (char) 0, 16);

  name->sin_family = AF_INET;
  name->sin_port = htons (port);
  hostinfo = gethostbyname (hostname);

  if (hostinfo == NULL) 
      fprintf (stderr, "Unknown host %s.\n", hostname);
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
  name->sin_addr = *(struct in_addr *) hostinfo->h_addr;

#ifdef DEBUG
  h_addr_listp =  *hostinfo->h_addr_list;

   for (i = 0; i < hostinfo->h_length; i++, h_addr_listp++)
      *(bufp+4+i) = *h_addr_listp;
       oct  = (*h_addr_listp);
       printf("Octet %u is %u %d\n",i, oct, *(bufp+4+i));



make_socket (const char *hname, unsigned short int port)
  int sock;
  struct sockaddr_in name;

  /* Create the socket. */
  sock = socket (PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
  if (sock < 0)
      perror ("socket");
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

  /* Give the socket a name. */
  init_sockaddr(&name, hname, port);
  if (bind (sock, (struct sockaddr *) &name, sizeof (name)) < 0)
      perror ("bind");
      exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

  return sock;


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