i want to write a prgram that will use the tcp/ip protocal to talk between two computers on my home network. i have done this but the program works by creating special files that the other computers on the network (running the same program)can read. This is not good as all the computers have to be able to read and write to a comman area. also not that fast. Is there a way that i can do the same using gust the ip address of a computer. any ideas will be great.