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I would like to write a network chat program for an IPX network and don't have a clue where to start?  Can anyone please help me with this?  Source code welcome!
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by:kellyjj
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I would start by writing/getting some library file for IPx.  This will mean you will have to learn about the protocol.  Which is always a good start.
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by:mlaiosa
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http://www.pobox.com/~ralf

Ralf Brown's interrupt list is probably one of the most comprehencive lists of APIs available to DOS based progams.  It would be a big help if you go to write your own IPX libary
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by:gikam
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If you don't want to go into that IPX stuff, here is how I'd do:
all the communication and data need to be exchanged between users will be made through a file (or many) which resides on the server. So, every user reads and writes to that file. U don't have to care what the protocol is. Is not so elegant, but is the easiest way and the clue
Let me know if u want more help
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by:vx
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I've got a document on IPX programming. Send a mail to vx@engineer.com and I'll send you the document.
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You need to have the Network API related to your network system. It depends  of your instalation. In Pascal is very difficult to make an interface to Network System. I preffer to use an Windows environment language
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by:vx
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How did you like my document? Do you need any help?
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by:mlaiosa
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I've enjoyed it, but I guess you werent asking me.
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by:vx
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mlaiosa: Oh! Now I see, I sent you the document. I didn't really bother checking the writer - my fault. Do you need any help programming IPX?

abri: I could still send you the document. Just send a mail.
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by:vx
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abri: Do you have problems using the IPX unit? If not, please reject the old answer so I can post a new one :)
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by:Malensek
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I have written a chat program once (2 years ago). If you want I can send you a SOURCE.
The program was made to communicate in DOS and only DOS.
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