MSN messanger works by having a persistant socket connection open to one server (called a Notification server), and then opening new socket connections for each conversation that is initiated. The socket communications are all text, an work not unlike a telnet session (you can connect to the server via telnet and mimic the protocol, just like you can with POP).
Is there a simple way to do this within AOLserver? I tried experimenting with AOLservers socket communications api (on the tcl side) but got nowhere quick.
On the other hand I tried doing it within a standard tcl interpreter and was able to make good progress. Is there a good way to communicate between aolserver and an external tcl interpreter?
Thanks in Advance,