My game shall send game data to somewhere where i have access to. the data is textfiles.
But it shall work on every pc, so i dont want to install any extensions or so...
it simply shall send data to an accesstible location.
Could you please give me code examples?
Is there a reason why Email wouldn't suffice? That's how monitoring software like Nagios does this. Just have your app send out incremental reports to a gmail account or something; ESMTP is easy. I don't see a reason to reinvent the wheel here.
I can understand how outgoing Email can be blocked, virtually every Antivirus out there has this ability. But you're going to have to elaborate about how http can NOT be blocked. The last time I checked restricting access to port 80 on a per application basis is just as easy as blocking Email.
OK. Lets say i use sockets. Could you please give me an example?
To Computergeek01: When i designed the game i firstly had the idea of sending emails with the game information but then when i looked up in the internet how to do it, every solution which was given dint work.
But if ESMTP works: how do i do it?
Remember: it shall work on every pc!!
to Jaybob66: What do you mean with passing into the URL?
Im not good on PHP this is because I have not that access to the internet to have a server running; i can only look up things and send things - parents...
not true. its possible to block port 80 modoran. in my computer apps class he can restrict access from the internet via a webfilter on a per machine basis, thus rendering the http protocol useless
If you can't change your webfilter settings you most likely cannot install/run the game in the first place.
OP wants a generic solution which works out of the box in typical user computers.
There is most likely chances that port 25 is blocked by the ISP itself, not by a user program. Port 80 cannot be blocked by ISP, because this means you cannot browse the internet.
If there is some webfilter installed just warn the user to allow the game to make traffic, user should accept it as this is supposed to be a legimitate program and user WANTS to make internet traffic, that's why I recommend using HTTP POST and port 80 (or even better, using port 443 and SSL encryption).
No, the links tell you that you don't need a client to send E mail. Sending an Email is accomplished simply by connecting to port 25 on a mail server and sending a few verbs and some formatted text with the sockets library. This is, in essence, as simple as bind(), connect(), send() and recv().
SHAMELESS SELF PLUG: I actually have an article in the works for this but I'm still being obstinate about resorting to a library for the encryption and still getting a handle on the RFC's myself. My sample code works on my mail server where local addresses don't require encrypted connections; or even authentication for that matter <:P. But asking people to set up a mail server for my tutorial seems too lazy on my part.
EDIT: My mistake, bind() is for server side connections.