[fpc-pascal] Server software in pascal?

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Fri May 25 19:46:06 CEST 2007

Op Fri, 25 May 2007, schreef Francisco Reyes:

> Daniël Mantione writes:
> > All toolkits have an SMTP class. You can also do smtp very easy with
> > readln/writeln. It's 100% your preference.
> Thanks. Will look for examples and try before asking any more questions.
> Have to get the rust off my pascal. :-)
> > You will find various references to them, since they are used by a lot of
> > people.
> Last question for now until I get to readup..
> Will those libraries allow me low level control or should I research into the
> readln/writeln you mentioned?

No, the sockets unit provides you low lowel operations, like connecting, 
sending data etc. LNet/Synapse/Indy provide you high level classes that 
allows you to do things like "send this message to john at doe.com".

> Just wondering if those libraries are low level enough to write the policy
> server.. or if they are good primarily for the basics like sending mail.

They are remarkably flexible, but if you really want to control everything 
yourself, you might need to write your own smtp code.


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