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21.1 Running a server that accepts connections

The function start-up-server starts a new thread which:

  1. Creates a socket, then
  2. Prepares it (that is, binds it to the address and port and does various other settings) and then
  3. Waits for connections to it ("accepting connections")

When a connection is made, a programmer-supplied function is called with the new socket. Typically this function create a stream of type socket-stream with this socket, and then uses the stream for communication through the socket using standard Common Lisp I/O functions.

LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 21 Dec 2011