SOAP::Transport::TCP::Server - SOAP Server with TCP Protocol

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the SOAP::Transport::TCP module to create a SOAP server with the TCP protocol.

Let's look at one of the SOAP server API module first. SOAP::Transport::TCP has sub module called SOAP::Transport::TCP::Server. It offers two functionalities: 1. Taking SOAP requests as a SOAP server; 2. Interacting with application modules to handle the requests as a SOAP server side API.

Main functions of SOAP::Transport::TCP::Server are:

new(LocalAddr=>'hostname', LocalPort=>'port', Listen=>'queueSize') - Constructs and returns SOAP server object that listens on the specified host name at the specified port with the specified queue size.

dispatch_to('Module::method') - Defines the module name and the method name that can be called by the incoming SOAP request for this server, and returns this server object.

handle() - Puts this server in waiting mode for incoming SOAP request. Whenever a SOAP request comes, it will be automatically passed to the module name and the method name defined by the dispatch_to() function based on the SOAP action name in the request.

Here is a sample program to show you how to create a SOAP server with TCP as the transportation protocol:

#- Copyright (c) 2009 All Rights Reserved.

   use lib './'; # to be able to load in the current directory
   use SOAP::Transport::TCP;
   my $daemon = SOAP::Transport::TCP::Server
      ->new(LocalAddr => 'localhost', LocalPort => 8001, Listen => 5);
   print "SOAP TCP server listening...\n";
   print "   Host: ", $daemon->sockhost, "\n";
   print "   Port: ", $daemon->sockport, "\n";

This program will create a SOAP server on localhost at 8001, and dispatch SOAP request to Hello::hello, if the SOAP action name matches it. Here is my Hello module code:

#- Copyright (c) 2005 All Rights Reserved.

   package Hello;
   sub hello {
     return "Hello " . shift;

If you run in command window, you will get this:

herong> perl

SOAP TCP server listening...
   Port: 8001

The SOAP server is ready. Now you need a SOAP client program to talk the SOAP server. See the next section to know how to write a SOAP client program.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP MEP (Message Exchange Patterns)

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 PHP SOAP Web Service Example - getTemp

 SOAP Perl Implementations

Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 SOAP Communication Model

 What Is SOAP::Lite

SOAP::Transport::TCP::Server - SOAP Server with TCP Protocol - SOAP Client Example with TCP Protocol

 SOAP::Lite Tracing Functions

 SOAP::Transport::HTTP - SOAP Server with HTTP Protocol

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for NumberToWords SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Python SOAP Client: Zeep

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 Archived Tutorials


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