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Old 05-14-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
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localhost:port


what is the meaning of localhost : port

i want to know this info so that i can fill it up while configuring centericq...

is there any good text based ICQ-client so that i can connect to yahoo...

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Old 05-14-2003, 05:34 AM   #2
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umm this answer could take a while depending on you current understanding of TCP/IP networks in general. In the context you are asking however localhost should probably be replaced with the icq server you wish to use (icq.mirabilis.com for example) and the port will be the standard icq port (port 4000 IIRC).

If, on the other hand, you are interested in a discussion of sockets (a socket is an ip address and port number combination) let me know
 
Old 05-14-2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sutekh
(a socket is an ip address and port number combination) let me know

sorry this is not correct. a socket is the combination of these:

- ip address
- port
- AND PROTOCOL

localhost = 127.0.0.1 (loopback address) localhost is your own computer!

port: means at what port something can connect, below 1023 all ports are standard and predefined. like 21 ftp, 23 telnet, 139 netbios etc...

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Old 05-14-2003, 06:04 AM   #4
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quote right I was precising (one of these days I am going to work out how to get the accent on the e ) uneccessarily, it was a throw away comment but your right, next time i will spell it out

p.s. you don't know how to get the accent by any chance ;-)
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:12 AM   #5
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the i.p address of my system is 144.16.201.162. so the localhost is nothing but this ip address... how can i know what port i should give for the centericq to connect to the yahoo server...
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:28 AM   #6
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as restless pointed out localhost is in fact 127.0.0.1, this is a special reserved address that refers to your local machine only

the 144 address is your internet address but either way this is probably not the address you are after unless you are runnnig an icq server on your pc.

I imagine you need to put in the address of the server you want to attach to rather than your own pc (i could be wrong I don't run icq and i am not familiar with the package you are installing).

back in the olden days when i did run icq i used icq.mirabilis.com as a server. mirabilis created icq. nowadays I guess there are quite a few different servers, i don't know, but i sure a quick search on google will fill in the blnks (no pun intended).
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:44 AM   #7
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well, i am needed to fill the localhost : port in a place where the
SMTP server is asked for in the config file of the centericq... the default settings were given as localhost: 25

but with these settings a connection fail error mesgs occors which says verify the pager host and port entered...
 
Old 05-14-2003, 07:20 AM   #8
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http://centericq.de/docs/readme.php?mode=2#4.5

take a look at this site.. it's the official site.. something people should learn is try the site of the makers

i hope you find something in here
 
  


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