general network question
hi, i know nothing about network programming, and I'm looking for a place to start.
what i'd like to do to start is make a program that sends packets from one computer to another, then the target computer sends them back, maybe modified in a small way. does anyone know of a tutorial like this, or where i could get started?
Look in the sticky at the top of this forum.
i've been reading some things from there, but it's still quite confusing. i was just hoping someone could give me a small example. that might straighten things out for me.
google for "echo server" or "time server". Either of those should be available on any number of sites as an example.
I'm guessing that you know either C or C++?
I suggest you read Beej Guide For Network Programming (pdf)
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