Email Address to IP Address Lookup Server

Category:
Network/Internet
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Anonymous

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
Often in network games, chat hosts, peer to peer applications one of the major stepping stones is to find a friends dial-up IP address. This application is intended to run as a server on a fixed IP address. It uses a simple protocol allowing people to register the fact they are online by thier email address. The server stores the email address and the IP address it was registered against. Other registered users may then determine an IP address via an email address.

This is intended to run on a fixed server. I have included a test client for the protocol that (may) explain the protocol. Also included as an ActiveX control client for it, so it can be simply inserted into applications an used without having to implement the protocol every time. A test client for the ActiveX control is also included - again it (may) explain it's usage.

A brief description of the protocol is included.

The server provides statistics and allows logins/logouts to be logged.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download nameserver.zip