# TCP server example for IPv4
import socket
import sys
This program is modified from an example (c)Python Software Foundation
that was posted at https://docs.python.org/3/library/socket.html

HOST, PORT = "", 1200
count = 0

def handle_client(socket, addr):
    # make sure that the global variable count is used 
    # instead of creating a temporary local variable with the same name
    global count
    count = count + 1;

    # Let's connect a file reader that will allow us to read data line by line
    # This feature must not be used with timeout option!
    so_file = socket.makefile('r', encoding='UTF-8')
    socket.sendall( bytes( "Welcome to the server.\r\nWhat is your name please?\r\n", 'UTF-8' ) )
    # We are talking to humans -- don't just read data that already arrived, wait for the reply
    # string.strip removes all leading and trailing white space including \r\n
    name = ( so_file.readline() ).strip()
    print( name , " has just contacted us from " , addr )
    # prepare the reply
    data = "Nice to meet you " + name + ".\r\nYou are the " + str(count) + "th person who stopped by today. Bye now!\r\n"
    socket.sendall( bytes( data, 'UTF-8' ) )

    # Create a socket (SOCK_STREAM means a TCP socket)
    server = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
    # Bind the socket to a particular port number (and perhaps to a network interface - HOST)
    server.bind( (HOST, PORT) )
    # Start the server
except OSError as msg:
    print("could not open the server socket")

# serve forever
while True:
        client_socket, client_address = server.accept()
        handle_client(client_socket, client_address)