: Could someone please advise me on what needs to be taken into consideration when developing a telnet application... and possibly what the procedures would be?
Telnet in BASIC ?? good luck on using a network-card driver ! if you want to use the serial or parallel port, it would be quite a lot easier.
REM first open te connection (check the exact format of "COM1" in
REM the docs ...
OPEN "COM1" for input/output/whatever as #1
REM a loop to check for input, and handle it.
data = INPUT$(#1)
LOOP UNTIL data <> ""
REM handle input.
SELECT CASE data
REM handle each case. assemble each byte into some string
REM till a commandstring is completed ...
REM just read the specs on exact data about the protocol...
LOOP UNTIL (we are done)
you need procedures to handle each command, and receive connections, etc. Quite some work ...
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