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REBOL 3 Concepts: Protocols

Pending Revision

This document was written for R2 and has yet to be revised for R3.


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 [bad-link:concepts/network.txt] Protocols are supported:

DNSDomain Name Service: translates computer names into addresses and addresses into names.
FingerObtains information about a user from their profile.
WhoisObtains information about domain registration.
DaytimeNetwork Time Protocol. Gets the time from a server.
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol. Used for the Web.
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol. Used for sending email.
POPPost Office Protocol. Used for fetching email.
FTPFile Transfer Protocol. Exchanges files with a server.
NNTPNetwork News Transfer Protocol. Posts or reads Usenet news.
TCPTransmission Control Protocol. Basic Internet protocol.
UDPUser Datagram Protocol. Packet-based protocol.

In addition, you can create handlers for other Internet protocols or make your own custom protocols.

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