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#1
[Originally posted by emmawillis]

Iain... I am starting completely from scratch here so forgive me for sounding
vague. I am trying to carry out the Jabber session example in chapter 2 using
telnet and I can't get it to work... am I supposed to carry it out or is it
just an example????

Also, although I have managed to work out how to access telnet.. please can
you give me an explanation of what it is????

Hope you can help me.

Emma PS> you will probably be hearing an awful lot from me in the coming
months!!!!
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#2
Re: Basics
[Originally posted by iainshigeoka]

> Iain... I am starting completely from scratch here so forgive me for sounding
> vague. I am trying to carry out the Jabber session example in chapter 2 using
> telnet and I can't get it to work... am I supposed to carry it out or is it
> just an example????

Hi Emma,

You should try it yourself. In my experience you learn more when you actively
participate in coding examples. What problem are you having? Are you trying
to connect to the Jabber.org server?

> Also, although I have managed to work out how to access telnet.. please can
> you give me an explanation of what it is????

It is a terminal communication program. It opens a network connection to a
server, and tries to display everything the server sends over the connection
to your screen. Anything you type into the telnet window will be sent to the
server (it actually saves the information you type and sends each "chunk" of
text when you hit the enter key...so you have to remember to hit enter each
command in order to send it).

The normal command line telnet program takes the server name and optionally
the port number for the network connection. Some graphical user interface
telnet clients have you type this information into a connection setup dialog
box.

> Emma PS> you will probably be hearing an awful lot from me in the coming
> months!!!!

smilie That's what the forum is for! I should warn you that I'm pretty busy
these days (I'm not a full-time author, so my day job has to come first).
Unfortunately, this means sometimes my responses won't be as quick as I'd
like. However, hopefully other forum readers will help out too.

I look forward to your future questions and comments!

-iain
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#3
Re: Basics
[Originally posted by emmawillis]

Iain - thanks - I just managed to do the telnet exercise on the jabber.org
server. I have also done a little bit of exploring around the jabber site and
many of its links.


Thanks again - a vaguely happier Emma W