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I would like to send data from one laptop to another via the internet.

I'd like to be able to send the data to multiple machines that may not be currently connected to the internet, but they should recieve it when they are connected.

I have webspace with FTP access, and think it might be possible to upload the data to the server with tags so that a script can search the directory, find the data, then get it. Is this possible?

I also thought about an email type client, as I have unlimited email accounts on the same webspace, I could then set up an email account for each user, but present it more like a Instant messenger type app. Is this possible?

Or is none of this possible? or should I be doing anything else.

The data is mostly text strings, like emails, but in a defined format.

Thanks in advance :-)

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guinness

Look at the TCP functions in the help file.

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Take a look to _FTP functions in the help file ;)

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civilcalc

Ive tried it, but keep getting the error TCPConnect failed with WSA error: 10061

Also, I get the impression that this only works if both machines are connected at the same time. or am I wrong?

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Client script checks server upon start, or periodically.

Server indicates or not whether new data is available.

If so download it.

Any of these function groups can do this

Inet*

winhttp*

Tcp*

Udp*

and probably more.


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Client script checks server upon start, or periodically.

Server indicates or not whether new data is available.

If so download it.

Any of these function groups can do this

Inet*

winhttp*

Tcp*

Udp*

and probably more.

OK, but how? I cant get the TCP example to work.

Can you explain the server that the TCP function uses, how I get the data after it has been sent etc.

The help file is a little vague on how it all works, and how to put it together, If I could get the example working I might have a shot.

Thanks

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JohnOne

Sorry, I've never used Tcp functions before, be just as quick for you to learn as me.

Probably just best using ftp functions if that's what you're used to (ftp)

Or simply read a file/page with inet* function, if the file has a file path in it then download it, if it's blank, go about script business.

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The help file isn't vague, it's not an easy topic to learn overnight and your best choice is to look around the Forum.


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civilcalc

The help file isn't vague, it's not an easy topic to learn overnight and your best choice is to look around the Forum.

Do you think its the right way to go?

Ideally I want ip addresses that I want to send the data to, so when they connect to the internet they collect it.

Im not really used to anything like this, so its a steep learning curve.

Uploading to the webspace is just as daunting, but is probably more reliable right?

Im just worried I will run into bandwidth and storage issues.

Is there a such thing as an autoit email client that I can adapt?

Thanks

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to learn the basics, you would need to run both the TCPSend sample and TCPReceive at the same time (compile them, and run the receive first, then then send). They will then communicate with each other. To communicate between stations, you need to setup a server to run TCPReceive, and another station with TCPSend, where it points to the proper IP (the TCPReceive server). If you are uanble to connect, it's a firewall issue that you will need to open.


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Trying to get your computer to contact a perhaps unknown amount of computers around the internet with varying and changing IP's (yes believe it or not IPs can change) is not the way to go.

How do you think software companies deal with this? they don't contact their product, their product contacts them.

say you have a web page, on it is a simple "1" or "0", when you download the webpage source code and find it's a "1", you know the is data to be received.

Now say that "1" is a web address, where your data is stored, you then know where to get it.

This concept is not very difficult to understand.

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Trying to get your computer to contact a perhaps unknown amount of computers around the internet with varying and changing IP's (yes believe it or not IPs can change) is not the way to go.

How do you think software companies deal with this? they don't contact their product, their product contacts them.

say you have a web page, on it is a simple "1" or "0", when you download the webpage source code and find it's a "1", you know the is data to be received.

Now say that "1" is a web address, where your data is stored, you then know where to get it.

This concept is not very difficult to understand.

Lol, when you put it like that, its sounds like a piece of cake.

But for me to actually make that happen is very difficult, I'm obviously not as good as you ;-)

So I have webspace with FTP access, is it possible for me to upload data to it, using a username and password to a specific directory on the server using Au?

Can I create directories on the webspace using Au? The reason I ask, is each group of users would be all working on the same project, and it would be easier if each project had its own folder. Would I need to manually set up the structure for it to work?

If so, whats the best way to go about it.

I think that each user would be assigned an ID number, so that when the sender uploads data, it contains this ID in some sort of header, and the reciever side will only download the data when the ID is present (in reality it will probably download all the data, then filter out the required stuff).

So many questions, thanks for all your help so far.

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In your case and for non-permanent connections between a group of machines over the Internet, I'd rather use DropBox or any similar product.


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In your case and for non-permanent connections between a group of machines over the Internet, I'd rather use DropBox or any similar product.

I disagree, although I hadnt considered it.

The reason I disagree, the data is mostly text, similar to emails, but I need it presented in a client where the user (or users) can see the status of the request, reply and add their own info.

To me, dropbox seems more suited to storing files.

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It was only a vague direction. There are too many cooperative open services (most free) that could do what you want, depending on your precise requirements.

I just meant that it would certainly be much easier to select the right service than develop such a beast from scratch by yourself, specially given that you don't seem to have much network programming experience. The last point isn't dismissing your abilities, but as previously mentionned here the task is far from completely trivial.


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It was only a vague direction. There are too many cooperative open services (most free) that could do what you want, depending on your precise requirements.

I just meant that it would certainly be much easier to select the right service than develop such a beast from scratch by yourself, specially given that you don't seem to have much network programming experience. The last point isn't dismissing your abilities, but as previously mentionned here the task is far from completely trivial.

The direction is good, but not dropbox. Its an interesting avenue to explore though.

Obviously my network programming experience is lacking (hence why I am here :shifty: )

But if I could find something similar that I can just create a front end GUI for, that would be cool.

I want to avoid the user having to navigate web pages, view ads etc. and just have a single app, that they can fire up and see the data, respond, and every ID linked to that element being able to see the data also.

The basic principle, is there are two teams, one generates a question or a requirement for the other team to answer/clarify. Every member of each team would have the app installed, and be able to see the staus of the request. The originator of the query would chose which people can see the query, and who is able to answer it. The query would then be one of 4 states, open, for closure, closed or cancelled. There would be multiple queries for each project, and multiple projects for the same people. So somebody might be answering queries on the "House renevation" project and the "Landscaping" project (as they are the lead desinger) but the landscaper will only see queries relating to his project.

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Only based on the first two posts of the topic's creator :

There are many working examples on the forum, if they don't work for you then you will have to check what's wrong.

getting the error TCPConnect failed with WSA error: 10061

Check that :

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_Socket_Error_10061

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civilcalc,

I do something similar. Several machines, not networked, send data to my WEB site via FTP. One of the machines downloads this data periodically for processing, again using FTP. This was easily put togther using the FTP functions in AutoIT (I had no previous network experience).

I did this using the HELP file and forum examples. Start by putting together something to send data to your WEB site. Filezilla is an excellent tool for manual verification.

This is a function that I use for sending data. Get something together and we'll go from there.

Func FTPlog($lfn,$rfn)
Local $server = '**************'
Local $username = '*********'
Local $pass = '*********'
Local $Open = _FTP_Open('Samolyk FTP')
If $open = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'Open Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
Exit
endif
Local $Conn = _FTP_Connect($Open, $server, $username, $pass)
If $conn = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'Connect Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
endif
Local $put = _FTP_FilePut($conn,$lfn,"/www/KLMS/" & $rfn)
If $put = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'File Put Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
EndIf
Local $Ftpc = _FTP_Close($Open)
If $ftpc = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'FTP CLose Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
EndIf
endfunc

Good Luck,

kylomas

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civilcalc,

I do something similar. Several machines, not networked, send data to my WEB site via FTP. One of the machines downloads this data periodically for processing, again using FTP. This was easily put togther using the FTP functions in AutoIT (I had no previous network experience).

I did this using the HELP file and forum examples. Start by putting together something to send data to your WEB site. Filezilla is an excellent tool for manual verification.

This is a function that I use for sending data. Get something together and we'll go from there.

Func FTPlog($lfn,$rfn)
Local $server = '**************'
Local $username = '*********'
Local $pass = '*********'
Local $Open = _FTP_Open('Samolyk FTP')
If $open = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'Open Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
Exit
endif
Local $Conn = _FTP_Connect($Open, $server, $username, $pass)
If $conn = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'Connect Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
endif
Local $put = _FTP_FilePut($conn,$lfn,"/www/KLMS/" & $rfn)
If $put = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'File Put Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
EndIf
Local $Ftpc = _FTP_Close($Open)
If $ftpc = 0 Then
MsgBox(0,'FTP CLose Error',@error & @LF & _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage())
exit
EndIf
endfunc

Good Luck,

kylomas

Thanks!

I'll get to work ;-)

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@kylomas

Thanks very much :-)

I got this working lovely right now.

Just got to figure out how to make the rest of it work now, but I should manage that on my own

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