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Language: WinSock
Expertise: Beginner
Oct 1, 1996

Getting Documentation

Question:
I am a new VB programmer. I have been researching into VB programming using soom custom VBX's for TCP/IP type of stuff. I need to know if there is a book or some kind of DOC I can get that explains WinSock1.1 Standards. I know some of the basic command like PWD and CWD but need to find some information about all the other kind of commands like LIST and RETR. How do I get the information back?? I submit the command and get a good response but where is my output?? Can you help me out?

Answer:
The best and authoritative source for help on all the Internet protocols are the RFCs stored at www.internic.net. There are certain RFCs that deal with each protocol, such as FTP. I would imagine that somewhere in the docs for your control they mention the RFC numbers. I don't have them handy, unfortunately. The best idea is to just go to the InterNIC site and page through the RFCs there to find the commands.

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