C program for file Transfer using UDP

Data can be transferred between two computers using Socket programming in C.

Similarly, files can easily be sent using UDP protocol and a simple client/server.

Security : Handled by encryption.



Protocol : UDP
Encryption: XOR encryption

Algorithm :

1. The server starts and waits for filename.
2. The client sends a filename.
3. The server receives filename.
   If file is present,
   server starts reading file 
   and continues to send a buffer filled with
   file contents encrypted until file-end is reached.
4. End is marked by EOF.
5. File is received as buffers until EOF is 
received. Then it is decrypted.
6. If Not present, a file not found is sent.

The Server :

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// server code for UDP socket programming
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
  
#define IP_PROTOCOL 0
#define PORT_NO 15050
#define NET_BUF_SIZE 32
#define cipherKey 'S'
#define sendrecvflag 0
#define nofile "File Not Found!"
  
// funtion to clear buffer
void clearBuf(char* b)
{
    int i;
    for (i = 0; i < NET_BUF_SIZE; i++)
        b[i] = '\0';
}
  
// funtion to encrypt
char Cipher(char ch)
{
    return ch ^ cipherKey;
}
  
// funtion sending file
int sendFile(FILE* fp, char* buf, int s)
{
    int i, len;
    if (fp == NULL) {
        strcpy(buf, nofile);
        len = strlen(nofile);
        buf[len] = EOF;
        for (i = 0; i <= len; i++)
            buf[i] = Cipher(buf[i]);
        return 1;
    }
  
    char ch, ch2;
    for (i = 0; i < s; i++) {
        ch = fgetc(fp);
        ch2 = Cipher(ch);
        buf[i] = ch2;
        if (ch == EOF)
            return 1;
    }
    return 0;
}
  
// driver code
int main()
{
    int sockfd, nBytes;
    struct sockaddr_in addr_con;
    int addrlen = sizeof(addr_con);
    addr_con.sin_family = AF_INET;
    addr_con.sin_port = htons(PORT_NO);
    addr_con.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;
    char net_buf[NET_BUF_SIZE];
    FILE* fp;
  
    // socket()
    sockfd = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, IP_PROTOCOL);
  
    if (sockfd < 0)
        printf("\nfile descriptor not received!!\n");
    else
        printf("\nfile descriptor %d received\n", sockfd);
  
    // bind()
    if (bind(sockfd, (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con, sizeof(addr_con)) == 0)
        printf("\nSuccessfully binded!\n");
    else
        printf("\nBinding Failed!\n");
  
    while (1) {
        printf("\nWaiting for file name...\n");
  
        // receive file name
        clearBuf(net_buf);
  
        nBytes = recvfrom(sockfd, net_buf,
                          NET_BUF_SIZE, sendrecvflag,
                          (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con, &addrlen);
  
        fp = fopen(net_buf, "r");
        printf("\nFile Name Received: %s\n", net_buf);
        if (fp == NULL)
            printf("\nFile open failed!\n");
        else
            printf("\nFile Successfully opened!\n");
  
        while (1) {
  
            // process
            if (sendFile(fp, net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE)) {
                sendto(sockfd, net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE,
                       sendrecvflag, 
                    (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con, addrlen);
                break;
            }
  
            // send
            sendto(sockfd, net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE,
                   sendrecvflag,
                (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con, addrlen);
            clearBuf(net_buf);
        }
        if (fp != NULL)
            fclose(fp);
    }
    return 0;
}

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// client code for UDP socket programming
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
  
#define IP_PROTOCOL 0
#define IP_ADDRESS "127.0.0.1" // localhost
#define PORT_NO 15050
#define NET_BUF_SIZE 32
#define cipherKey 'S'
#define sendrecvflag 0
  
// funtion to clear buffer
void clearBuf(char* b)
{
    int i;
    for (i = 0; i < NET_BUF_SIZE; i++)
        b[i] = '\0';
}
  
// function for decryption
char Cipher(char ch)
{
    return ch ^ cipherKey;
}
  
// function to receive file
int recvFile(char* buf, int s)
{
    int i;
    char ch;
    for (i = 0; i < s; i++) {
        ch = buf[i];
        ch = Cipher(ch);
        if (ch == EOF)
            return 1;
        else
            printf("%c", ch);
    }
    return 0;
}
  
// driver code
int main()
{
    int sockfd, nBytes;
    struct sockaddr_in addr_con;
    int addrlen = sizeof(addr_con);
    addr_con.sin_family = AF_INET;
    addr_con.sin_port = htons(PORT_NO);
    addr_con.sin_addr.s_addr = inet_addr(IP_ADDRESS);
    char net_buf[NET_BUF_SIZE];
    FILE* fp;
  
    // socket()
    sockfd = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM,
                    IP_PROTOCOL);
  
    if (sockfd < 0)
        printf("\nfile descriptor not received!!\n");
    else
        printf("\nfile descriptor %d received\n", sockfd);
  
    while (1) {
        printf("\nPlease enter file name to receive:\n");
        scanf("%s", net_buf);
        sendto(sockfd, net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE,
               sendrecvflag, (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con,
               addrlen);
  
        printf("\n---------Data Received---------\n");
  
        while (1) {
            // receive
            clearBuf(net_buf);
            nBytes = recvfrom(sockfd, net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE,
                              sendrecvflag, (struct sockaddr*)&addr_con,
                              &addrlen);
  
            // process
            if (recvFile(net_buf, NET_BUF_SIZE)) {
                break;
            }
        }
        printf("\n-------------------------------\n");
    }
    return 0;
}

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Output :
Server :
server
Client :
client



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