[futurebasic] Re: TCP/IP and ICMP Networking

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From: <dhy@...>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 97 12:57:38 -0500
On 12/12/97 9:03 AM LackeR wrote:

>Does anyone know where I can find complete instructions on TCP/IP
>operations as well as ICMP?  I saw another post from somone asking about

As I understand it, we are currently limited to utilizing MacTCP from FB. 
Open Transport requires that we can use shared libraries, which I guess 
we can not do with FB. That said, most code written for the MacTCP API 
will work fine under Open Transport. 

You will want to go to http://devworld.apple.com and get the MacTCP SDK 
for instructions on the MacTCP API.

You will probably also want to look at the Internet RFCs for information 
on how the TCP/IP protocols work. 

I have a project that has never really been completed that utilizes 
MacTCP. It is a BootP server, which utilizes the UDP protocol, not ICMP. 
However, I used as my starting point the FBFinger program that is (was?) 
on the unofficial FB site, and it utilizes TCP, not UDP. I was able to 
successfully port the functions from TCP to UDP, so going to ICMP should 
be possible. If you are interested in this project, please email me 
PRIVATELY and I will send it to you. It is much too large to post to the 

David Young