Network Communications is one of the hottest programming topics today. Whether you need to send an email message to an SMTP server on your Intranet, or transfer a file from a remote Internet server halfway around the world, PowerBASIC can handle your network communications requirements.
Networks typically consist of many computers, all with a number of different hardware architectures and operating systems. Your local area network might have machines running Windows, Linux, DOS, OS/2, or Mac OS. Your network may use IPX, ATM, or some other transmission protocol for sending data packets from one computer to the next. The architects of the Internet needed a transmission protocol that could be used on any platform.
The Internet Protocol (IP)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
Request for Comments (RFC)
TCP clients and servers
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
An ECHO client and server using TCP