Technical Articles

Visual Basic 6.0 Technical Support

For developers who are still using Visual Basic 6.0, the product transitioned into the non-supported phase of its lifecycle on April 8, 2008. This includes the Standard, Professional and Enterprise editions of Visual Basic 6.0, as well as those versions that were included as part of Visual Studio 6.0. Microsoft will no longer release service packs, hotfixes, security updates or provide incident su ...[Read More]

The SocketTools API and Other Languages

One of the questions that we often get about the SocketTools Library Edition is about support for C/C++ compilers and languages aside from Visual C++ and Visual Basic. As a collection of standard dynamic link libraries (DLLs), SocketTools can be used by virtually any programming language available for the Windows platform. The documentation is primarily focused around C++ development because that’ ...[Read More]

SocketTools Server Components

SocketTools includes components and an API framework that are designed to significantly simplify the process of creating TCP/IP server applications. In the Library Edition, it's an extension of the existing SocketWrench API, with additional functions designed to create an instance of the server and manage the client session. In the .NET Edition and ActiveX Edition, server components provide an int ...[Read More]

November 2014 Security Updates

Microsoft released several important security updates, and there’s been some confusion over the impact of these vulnerabilities and the systems that they affect. One has been a vulnerability in the Schannel security provider that could allow remote code execution. Another update addressed a problem with their Kerberos implementation that could allow for privilege escalation. And finally, there was ...[Read More]

World IPv6 Day

Today has been designated as World IPv6 Day, when the largest Internet backbones and many of the major Internet search engines and social network sites will test IPv6 deployment. It was originally promoted earlier this year by Akamai, Facebook, Google, Limelight and Yahoo to determine if there were any major problems with IPv6 connectivity and to generally promote the transition away from the lega ...[Read More]