Technical Articles

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 9.5 Build 9530 released on March 28, 2019. Technical support is available for developers who have purchased a license for version 9.0 and later releases. If you’ve purchased SocketTools 9.0 or a later version, updates to the current version are free.

SocketTools IPv6 Support

Although IPv6 has been getting a lot of attention recently, it’s actually been around for quite a while now. Work on the protocol began in the early 1990’s and there have been public IPv6 networks that have existed for well over a decade. Currently, IPv4 remains the dominant protocol used over the Internet (the worldwide adoption rate for IPv6 is approximately 27% as of early 2019). However, this ...[Read More]

Windows XP Support

Microsoft discontinued technical support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and the operating system no longer receives updates. It has been our general policy to end support for a platform that is no longer supported by Microsoft. However, it is evident that Windows XP will continue to be used by some businesses and end-users as they complete the process of transitioning to a supported version of Wi ...[Read More]

SocketTools and PowerShell

PowerShell is Microsoft’s command line shell and scripting development environment for the Windows platforms. It primarily serves as both a replacement for the classic command line (cmd.exe) and as an administrative tool that integrates much of the functionality that was previously found in other tools like Windows Scripting Host (WSH) and the Network Shell (netsh).

InternetServer Class For SocketTools .NET

The SocketTools .NET Edition includes the InternetServer class that was designed to simplify the implementation of a TCP/IP server application. With only a few lines of code, you can create the framework for a multi-threaded server that is completely event driven. You only need to create event handlers and then write your server code to respond to those network events.