hw_pconnect() attempts to connect to the Hyperwave server on the host and port given by the host and port parameters. If you want to connect as a given user, you must supply the username and password parameters as well. If you pass username and password as empty strings, you're connected as the user anonymous; however, you can omit these and still connect much like an anonymous user, except that the username is reported as '---' by functions such as hw_who() .
In the default case, the Hyperwave server listens on port 418.
The username and password are sent in plain text (not encrypted).
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