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Flash CS3 Tutorial – Binary Socket Fundamentals

Carlos Pinho
By | 2008-03-26T12:32:11+00:00 Mar 26, 2008|Old Posts|

Binary Socket Fundamentals

On this new Lee Tutorial, learn how to use low-level binary sockets to connect to a POP3 mail server using ActionScript 3.

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  1. senocular March 26, 2008 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    It should be noted that as of the new Flash Player release in April ALL socket connections (even on the same domain) require a socket-based policy file.

  2. maliboo March 26, 2008 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Nice one, but Socket class still suffers from lack of write progress status (Adobe bug base: SDK-12277), so you cannot send larger files/byte chunks:


  3. angryxtian March 29, 2008 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Wow that’s really complicatd. I don’t understand it at all. 🙁

  4. Roy April 2, 2008 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Very neat, nice basic overview. I just wish there weren’t the sandboxing, it means any client you make basically has to be connecting to your server. You can’t host a generic FTP client that lets you upload to any site. I understand why they do it that way, but it’s annoying nonetheless.

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