Socket communication

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Tue Nov 22 23:55:50 CET 2016


Thanks!!! As Phil said "Live and learn". The LC example did work because it
closes all open sockets, I just did not know why it worked.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Alex Tweedly
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:04 PM
To: use-livecode at
Subject: Re: Socket communication

Yes, what Richard said :-)

Don't be misled by the dictionary - the socketID *may* start with an IP
address, but it doesn't need to - therefore you can simply
   close 8765

without an IP address, to close sockets you have 'accepted' on.

-- Alex.

On 22/11/2016 21:52, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Ralph DiMola wrote:
> > When one enables socket communication on the server side using the 
> > form "accept [datagram] connections on port portNumber with message 
> > callbackMessage", how do you stop accepting new connections?
> > The LC lesson show closing all open sockets but not how to prevent 
> > new connections.
> After running "accept", check the openSockets.  You should see one 
> which has no IP address, and is just the port number you're listening 
> on, e.g.:
>   accept connections on port 4444 with message "foo"
>   put the openSockets
> ..should yield:
> 4444
> If you then close that you should be unable to receive further
> connections:
>    close socket 4444

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