REBOL 3 Concepts: Protocols
This document was written for R2 and has yet to be revised for R3. Overview
REBOL includes several of the primary Internet service protocols built-in.
These protocols are easy to use within your scripts; they require no extra
libraries or include files, and many useful operations can be done with only a
single line of source code.
The protocols listed in
DNS Domain Name Service: translates computer names into addresses and addresses into names.
Finger Obtains information about a user from their profile.
Whois Obtains information about domain registration.
Daytime Network Time Protocol. Gets the time from a server.
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Used for the Web.
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Used for sending email.
POP Post Office Protocol. Used for fetching email.
FTP File Transfer Protocol. Exchanges files with a server.
NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol. Posts or reads Usenet news.
TCP Transmission Control Protocol. Basic Internet protocol.
UDP User Datagram Protocol. Packet-based protocol.
In addition, you can create handlers for other Internet
protocols or make your own custom protocols.