general network question

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    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?
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    Look in the sticky at the top of this forum.
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    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.
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    google for "echo server" or "time server". Either of those should be available on any number of sites as an example.
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    I'm guessing that you know either C or C++?
    I suggest you read Beej Guide For Network Programming (pdf)

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