The RFC -> Request for Comments
If you want to write a program
to use an internet protocol
it is a good idea to actually read the RFC concerning the standard
for that protocol.
RFC's define the interfaces
between servers, formats for e-mail
, and how just about everything on the internet 'should' work. Should is the operative
If you've never read an RFC, you really should... just like your wisdom teeth
... if you've never had them pulled, you really should!