TCP, chatting via internet

I want to develop TCP/IP chatting program with Delhi 3. It did work in a local area network using Windows 95. Can this program work via internet, can I use internet connection as a TCP/IP media without knowing the low level of TCP/IP sockets. If the answer is yes, then how ?

Another question is when I want to distribute such program ( contain TCP component ) which library I must distribute with my application ?

Thanks in advance.

Motaz.
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BoRiSCommented:
Motaz

My pleasure, enjoy the chat program (written it is no easy job)....

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BoRiSCommented:
Motaz

If your program works on true TCP/IP connection it sould work across the internet as long as the server app is running on the same IP address all the time then the client apps can connect to that IP address and you should be able to chat away...The sockets/ports can be difined and all parts of the app connect through it...

eg
IP: 196.34.123.56
Port: 5789

The files you need to distribute with your app are any Dll's etc that are required by your app, the best way to do it is click on the tcpip component (if it's delphi's one) and push F1 for help then check for distribution...

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MotazAuthor Commented:
Thanks Boris.
I use Delphi 3 TCP compont. For example the tcp chatting program which shipped with Delphi, can it work via internet ?

Motaz.
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BoRiSCommented:
Motaz

As I mentioned before, yes it can, but I suggested you use a component called wsockets it the best to use for app of this nature, I have written my own chat already and it works great across the internet

wsockets can be found on www.torry.ru or the delphi super page...

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MotazAuthor Commented:
Can you send to me that component ?

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MotazAuthor Commented:
Thanks very mush Boris.
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bryan7Commented:
Boris.. can you tell me more about the chat program you made ?
I mean, speed,( with only 2 users on, directly pc-pc ), features..

is it easy to make a chat program ?
( I mean the code to manage connection etc.. )

bryan

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BoRiSCommented:
bryan7

The speed is very fast and supports unlimited users over a lan or internet...

As for is it easy, I will be totally honest NO the server connection is easy but the client side is very involved and it took me about 4 months...but it works maybe i'll send you a copy of the client and we can see the speed if you connect to my server, but I still need to work on the server app...

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bryan7Commented:
.. emm.. I didn't understand one thing:

connect to your server ?

How  would I do s single chat program for only 2 users, directly pc-pc ?
so it's fast and secure.

bryan

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