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  1. #1
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    flash xml client socket will not connect to php socket server

    I am trying to connect a Flash client socket (XML) to a php socket server (using Flash 8 and php 5).
    My php socket server responds correctly when I connect to it with a php client socket but fails when I try to connect with the flash xml client socket.

    Both codes are included below - they are both in the same folder on the web site and I am only trying to get them to connect.



    THE PHP SOCKET SERVER (run on browser for the moment - daemon later when sorted!)
    // set some variables
    $host = "my ip address";
    $port = 1234;
    // don't timeout!
    // create socket
    $socket = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, SOL_TCP) or die("Could not create socket\n");
    // bind socket to port
    $result = socket_bind($socket, $host, $port) or die("Could not bind to socket\n");
    // start listening for connections
    $result = socket_listen($socket, 5) or die("Could not set up socketlistener\n");
    // accept incoming connections
    // spawn another socket to handle communication
    $spawn = socket_accept($socket) or die("Could not accept incomingconnection\n");
    // read client input
    $input = socket_read($spawn, 1024) or die("Could not read input\n");
    $output = "Hello"."\0";
    socket_write($spawn, $output, strlen ($output)) or die("Could not write output\n");
    // close sockets

    THE FLASH CLIENT SERVER (this is a one frame swf run on a simple web page)
    mySocket = new XMLSocket();

    mySocket.onConnect = function(success) {
    if (success) {msgArea.htmlText += "<b>Server connection established!</b>";} else {
    msgArea.htmlText += "<b>Server connection failed!</b>";}

    mySocket.onClose = function() {
    msgArea.htmlText += "<b>Server connection lost</b>";

    mySocket.prototype.onData = function(msg) {
    msgArea.htmlText += msg;

    mySocket.connect("my ip address", 1234);
    Last edited by doc; 03-21-2007 at 02:57 PM.

  2. #2
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    not a clue about xml and flash but it seems to me that flash would be expecting XML output ? 'Hello' is badly formed so perhaps flash is rejecting it ?
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the reply.
    XML requires that any message ends with "\0" although other things may be accepted. Once 'listen' has accepted the incoming caller the connection is made and the rest doesn't matter. For the moment I am just trying to get the connection to be made with flash as it does with php. I've done a fair bit of this stuff but quite a few years ago and things have changed a bit so it's very frustrating to not be able to do it (apart from needing it urgently for a work project!)
    Thanks again - doc


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