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Old December 26th, 2004
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I am also working with the protocol and trying to write my own client, but mine will be in Perl. I ran into a problem that sounded similar to yours.

I would send:


They would send:

GNUTELLA/0.6 200 (...)

And from what I was reading on all the documentation I could find about the protcol, it said that you should now be connected and able to send/receive ping/pong/query/queryhits.

But when I attempted to do any of this and read from the socket for my response, I would find (like you said) useful (text) information about my server. I would then eventually be disconnected from the server in less than a minute.

What I found out from (after hours of searching) an alternative document, that the handshake actually goes like:


GNUTELLA/0.6 200 (...)\r\n
(optional server specifics)\r\n

GNUTELLA/0.6 200\r\n

And now, at this point you are offically connected, and we remain so indefinatly. And from what the documents say, you should now be able to send and receive ping/pong/query/queryhits.

I am not actually trying to work with sending a query at the moment, instead I am trying to understand how to send a ping.

This is where I become lost again. The protocol documentation that I have found is ver unclear about the specifics for sending communications at this point.

I hope the information I have shared will atleast help you get properly connected to the network. But as for the problem of sending a query, (or ping in my case) I do not know what to tell you.

Best of luck,
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