Re: C= and internet

From: Marcello 'R.D.O.' Magnifico (
Date: 2001-01-31 21:05:33

> No, we only had a C=, drive and modem in mind.


> Now some personal ideas.
> 1) I don't mind to program a browser myself.

You must be kinda mad! ;-) But that's the way we everybody are!

> What I had in mind any way was
> to start with a text orientated one: no graphix etc. The reason is simple:
> in this way you van use a CBM as well (80 columns !!!).

Lynx is placed under GNU GPL, so the sources are available almost
everywhere. Stripping away some (many) features, maybe...

> 3) the only thing I haven't any knowledge about is how to contact the net at
> all.

A TCP-IP stack is needed. There's around a pretty old and good
implementation (with sources) called NOS, a BSD-based coded bundled
together into a single executable used in ham radio environments (
and such). You might start there.
After you have your working TCP-IP stack, you can read HTML by calling
the server on the port 80 and performing a GET request. Yes, you need to
read the RFC about HTTP (_and_ DNS) to understand how it's done.


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