Restrictions on mobile servers?

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Thu Jul 20 13:31:53 EDT 2017

The only restriction I know of is on iOS. iOS does not allow unencrypted
http connections unless you tic the "Disable ATS" in the standalone
settings. I know this applies to URLS using the browser control and "put/get
url" in scripts but don't know if it also applies to sockets.

If the mobile app was to be the server side of sockets how would you connect
to it? What would be the URL?
Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

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Subject: Restrictions on mobile servers?

On the desktop, most OSes at least provide some means of requiring explicit
admin permission to allow an app to open a TCP port for listening.

What restrictions are imposed by iOS and Android for similar security?

In the Android settings for LC's Standalone Builder, does the "Internet" 
permission cover both client and server roles?

That seems a bit broad to me, but in my brief searching this morning I
haven't yet turned up how each mobile OS restricts apps from allowing
connections from the open Internet.

Any guidance on this would be appreciate.


  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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