Ethernet - if(server)

Description

Indicates whether the server is listening for new clients. You can use this to detect whether server.begin() was successful. It can also tell you when no more sockets are available to listen for more clients, because the maximum number have connected.

Syntax

if(server)

Parameters

none

Returns

whether the server is listening for new clients (bool).

Example

#include <Ethernet.h>
#include <SPI.h>

byte mac[] = {0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED};
IPAddress ip(10, 0, 0, 177);

// telnet defaults to port 23
EthernetServer server = EthernetServer(23);

void setup() {
  // Open serial communications and wait for port to open:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB port only
  }

  // initialize the Ethernet device
  Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);

  // start listening for clients
  server.begin();
}

void loop() {
  if (server) {
    Serial.println("Server is listening");
  }
  else {
    Serial.println("Server is not listening");
  }
}