I have a college assignment where I'm told to create a chat room client server application. However one of the questions is "What are the networking and operating system requirements for chat room application?". And I'm stuck there, I did some research from google and books but quite can't get it. So this is my last resort, asking directly on this web site, and hopefully someone can enlighten me on this.
I just don't have any idea where to start, what "requirement" does the assignment mean? is it a simple answer of that it should support TCP/IP with Port blablabla opens? Meh, that doesn't sound convincing. If possible can someone please give me any direction on how to answer this.