looking for some code to get me started with making a basic newsreader.
Posted on 2002-01-05 18:06:17 by smurf
Icz's tut on how to make a basic window is a good start.
Posted on 2002-01-05 18:10:09 by ChimpFace9000
hi chimpface9000 i dont really know how that will help me at all. i know how to create gui interfaces. i would like to get ahold of some asm source code to see how the author goes about everything involved with communication and such.
Posted on 2002-01-05 18:16:46 by smurf
You need to know how the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) works, search for some RFC's on NNTP.

here's the first hit on google :grin: :
http://jakarta.apache.org/james/rfclist/rfc977.txt

and you need ofcourse some winsock knowledge to start coding your newsreader

good luck :alright:
Posted on 2002-01-05 18:22:08 by savage
i now see you point chipface9000. the fact that i want to create my own newsreader doesnt mean i want to recreate the wheel. its always alot easier to cut and paste though =)
Posted on 2002-01-05 19:00:28 by smurf
What's the point in creating "Your own" news reader if you just
want to copy and paste? :confused:
Posted on 2002-01-05 19:24:43 by f0dder
Here is some source to a newsreader I began writing and didn't ever finish. It's pretty buggy but it implements NNTP pretty solid I think. I hope it helps you some.
Posted on 2002-01-05 21:25:53 by rdaneel
LOL f0dder settle down i was just kidding :grin:


thank you rdaneel just what i was looking for!
Posted on 2002-01-05 22:03:12 by smurf
Smurf,
I read the NNTP RFC and got the basics of the protocol from that but there are some things that will make it easier on you that aren't in the base NNTP spec. Extensions like XOVER and things like that. What I did that helped a lot was to crank up a sniffer like Ethereal and record a session with a good newsreader like Agent and just look at the plain text commands and responses and see how they are doing things. This helps greatly. Just a suggestion.
Posted on 2002-01-06 09:43:40 by rdaneel
extensions like XOVER should surely be described in an extension RFC?
Visit http://www.faqs.org ...
Posted on 2002-01-06 09:47:56 by f0dder
RFC 2980 Common NNTP Extensions

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2980.txt?number=2980
Posted on 2002-01-06 09:51:23 by rdaneel