Visual Basic - Sending mails

December 24, 2009 at 04:37:47
Specs: Windows XP

I need help in developing an application for tranfering files and e-mails between two computers.

There are two virtual pc's configured with peer-peer connectivity..

I have designed an application which allows both these computers to send text messages and open remote applications through command line.
for instance if i send #$
from com1 to com2
it would open that specific application in com2.

Now, i want to take it one step further. I want both the computers to communcate with each other via email and also transfer files between each other.

Please assist.. :)


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December 25, 2009 at 04:53:22
Is setting up mail the target, or do you want to carry specific info to each other, which can also be in non-email format ?

Transfer files:
- FTP ?
- set up a share on one of them (or on another machine) and let them both copy files in both directions in that structure ?

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January 10, 2010 at 22:29:20
Hi tvc

Thanks for the reply,

I want it to carry specific info to each other, which can also be in non-email format. &
Transfer files through FTP

Please assist.



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January 11, 2010 at 00:14:48
to me it looks like you're trying to build a home-made multi-service server (email, ftp, telnet, etc). my uneducated guess is it can all be done using existing software, but, also uneducated guess, you want to do it from scratch. ALRIGHTEY THEN!! basically you want to design your own home-built protocol to deal with interaction on a peer-to-peer level, handling various services. It can be done using simple dos-type comnands: look for file such&such, see if it's a command, an ftp, or an email, then do the necessary and send back "packet" containing the intended results. As long as all the "subscribing" computers are running an app that will look for "certain" new files of "certain" format and process that file, not a problem. The app will have to run constantly/realtime, which might slow down your clients to an unacceptable degree... Have fun. i guarantee you will learn.

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January 11, 2010 at 18:53:53
Hi nbarne

That's exactly what am trying to do.

Am working on to make protocol's work dynamically.

Right now my application is able to send and receive messages through tcp/ip.

The application runs on all the clients. A service would intepret the incoming messages and convert them into desirable format(email,files etc) based on the type of message received.

I want to make sure that the data is transfered only via tcp/ip and not using any other protocol.
Reason is am working on tcp/ip security and how to make it more secured for data communication against TCP Sequence Prediction Attack.
This i can achieve once i use an application to encrypt the data to send/receive via network..

Thanks for the reply nbrane it was helpful :)

If any of you have suggestions please post !!


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