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NETCOMM User Manual

Version 1.3

Last Revision: 3/23/2016

Written By Michael Kersting Jr.

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Table Of Contents
Page 2 - Overview
Page 3 - Commands
Page 6 - Appendix

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Overview
The NETCOMM project aims to allow communication over a local network through the
networks broadcast address. This allows any client to connect with the client without
the process of creating any sort of account. The default username for an account is the
computers username (i.e., if youre logged into your computer as Joe your NETCOMM
username will also be Joe). The default transmission port for messages (imagine the
port as a radio frequency, you have to be tuned to that frequency to send and receive
on it) is 8080, but can be changed using the changeport command (a more thorough
explanation can be found in the commands section). The target audience for this
project is students at Lake Norman High School, however it can theoretically be used
anywhere.

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Commands
Various commands are accepted by NETCOMM, some with practical uses, others, well,
not so much. These commands are always prefaced with a double-dash () and any
message that starts with this will not be sent.
Commands are formatted in the following format:
command [argument 1] <argument 2>
Arguments enclosed in brackets [ ] are required, and those enclosed in alligators < >
are not.

changeport [port number]

ex. changeport 8081

Allows the user to change what port theyre sending/receiving messages on. Port
numbers must be between 2000 and 9000.
733t

ex. 733t

Bring back the 90s black-background consoles with their green text. Fun stuff.
setcolors [background color] [foreground color]

ex. setcolors red green

Set colors for the foreground and background of NETCOMM (mainly just for fun).
Certain colors are accepted in text, and a list of these colors can be found in the
appendix. Additionally, colors can be set using hex codes such as those generated on
colorpicker.com. As an example, for a pale blue, you could type the color as #BBECFC
without quotes.
normalmode

ex. normalmode

Use this command if youve changed the colors of the background/foreground and
would like to reset them to the default white/black.

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info

ex. info

Shows info about NETCOMM, such as the creators name (me) and the version
number.
idle [seconds]

ex. idle 600

Set the number of seconds before your client idles, meaning you wont be shown on
getcount searches. The default is 10 minutes, or 600 seconds.
silence [user ID]

ex. silence 123456

Stops you from receiving any messages from the given user ID. User IDs can be found
using the lookup command.
unsilence [user ID]

ex. unsilence 123456

Unsilence a user previously silenced by the silence command. User IDs can be found
using the lookup command.
zachmode

ex. zachmode

Turn both the background and foreground white. Completely unreadable.


yee

ex. yee

Yee. Just yee.


lookup [name/flair]

ex. lookup John Smith

Look up a users ID with their name or flair. This can be used to find IDs for the
silence, unsilence, and pm commands.
pm [user ID] [message]

ex. pm 123456 Hello!

Send a private message to a user that wont be seen by other people logged on. User
IDs can be found using the lookup command.

clear

ex. clear
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Clear the message window of all text.
help

ex. help

Show a list of commands within the chat.


leetfilter [on/off]

ex. leetfilter on

Turn on the 733t filter for all your sent messages. Not related to the 733t command.
getcount

ex. getcount

Get the number of users currently logged on to your current port, and their names.
manual

ex. manual

Open a webpage displaying the NETCOMM manual.

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Appendix
Color Codes for the setcolors command

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