libnet is a collection of Perl modules which provides a simple and consistent programming interface (API) to the client side of various protocols used in the internet community. For details of each protocol please refer to the RFC. RFCs can be found in various places on the web, for a starting point look at: http://www.rfc-editor.org/ The RFCs implemented in this distribution are Net::FTP RFC959 File Transfer Protocol Net::SMTP RFC821 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Net::Time RFC867 Daytime Protocol Net::Time RFC868 Time Protocol Net::NNTP RFC977 Network News Transfer Protocol Net::POP3 RFC1939 Post Office Protocol 3 AVAILABILITY The latest version of libnet is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). To find a CPAN site near you see: http://search.cpan.org/dist/libnet/ The GitHub source repository can be browsed at https://github.com/steve-m-hay/perl-libnet If you have a Git client, then you can checkout the latest code with git clone https://github.com/steve-m-hay/perl-libnet.git DOCUMENTATION See Changes for recent changes. POD style documentation is included in all modules and scripts. These are normally converted to manual pages and installed as part of the installation process. You should also be able to use the 'perldoc' utility to extract documentation from the module files directly. DEMOS The demos directory does contain a few demo scripts. These should be run from the top directory like demos/smtp.self -user my-email-address -debug However I do not guarantee these scripts to work. SUPPORT Questions about how to use this library should be directed to the comp.lang.perl.modules USENET Newsgroup. Bug reports and suggestions for improvements can be reported on the CPAN Request Tracker at https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=libnet Most of the modules in this library have an option to output a debug transcript to STDERR. When reporting bugs/problems please, if possible, include a transcript of a run. INSTALLATION See the INSTALL file. COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Steve Hay. All rights reserved. LICENCE This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, i.e. under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the LICENCE file. Share and Enjoy!