The SendNote command has the following template, and uses the AmigaDOS 2.0 ReadArgs() call to parse the CLI command line: SENDNOTE HOST/A,TEXT,BUTTON The HOST argument is the address of the server machine. It is either a dotted-decimal notation address or its ASCII host name from the inet:db/hosts file. The TEXT argument is the string the server will pop up in its requester. The BUTTON argument is the ASCII string that will appear in the requester button. For example: sendnote 126.96.36.199 "I've fallen and I can't get up!" "Help me!" displays a requester on the machine whose address is 188.8.131.52, with the text of the requester saying "I've fallen and I can't get up!" and a button labeled "Help me!". If that machine is not running the server, then SendNote just displays an error message and terminates. If the inet:db/hosts file on the machine running SendNote has an entry that gives 184.108.40.206 the name "foo", then sendnote foo "I've fallen and I can't get up!" "Help me!" will have the exact same effect as the previous form of the command. There are also default values for both the TEXT and BUTTON arguments. If the user doesn't provide an argument for BUTTON, then ShowNote defaults to "OK". If both TEXT and BUTTON are missing, the TEXT argument defaults to "==PING!==". To give the user on the server machine several buttons to choose from, put several strings in the BUTTON argument delimited by `|` characters, like this: sendnote foo "Is it time yet?" "yes|no|maybe" That's all there is to the client application. Because the socket.library routines take care of so much of the network "nitty gritty", the application code can deal with networks in a straight-forward and simple manner. Two applications (client and server), each around 8K bytes in size, are able to implement a complete and working intranetwork communication system (albeit a very simplistic one). If you are interested in doing more serious development using the AS225 software (and thus IP and TCP/UDP), you should take a look at more advanced texts. A good start is Unix Network Programming by W. R. Stevens (Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-949876-1). It covers many aspects of network protocol and application design, as well as explaining quite a bit about "Berkeley Sockets" which socket.library implements.
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