How can we host a service on two different protocols on a single server

Q

How can we host a service on two different protocols on a single server?

✍: Guest

A

Let’s first understand what this question actually means. Let’s say we have made a service and we want to host this service using HTTP as well as TCP. You must be wondering why to ever host services on two different types of protocol. When we host a service it’s consumed by multiple types of client and it’s very much possible that they have there own protocol of communication. A good service has the capability to downgrade or upgrade its protocol according the client who is consuming him.
Let’s do a small sample in which we will host the ServiceGetCost on TCP and HTTP protocol.
Below is the code snippet pasted from the same sample. As usual we have numbered them and here is the explanation of the same:
1 and 2 -- As we are hosting the service on two protocols we need to create two objects if the URI. You can also give the URI through config file. Pass these two objects of the URI in the constructor parameter when creating the service host object.

Figure 15.21:- Server side code for Multi Protocol hosting
3 – In the config file we need to define two bindings and end point as we are hosting the service in multiple protocols.
Once we are done the server side coding its time to see make a client by which we can switch between the protocols and see the results. Below is the code snippet of the client side for multi-protocol hosting.

2007-11-04, 5728👍, 0💬