Currently when using the flash.net.Socket api, there is no way to
determine that buffered data has been written to the socket. (The flush method is non-blocking and applies only to the actionscript socket buffer).
This is a follow-up to a previous post.
This issue does not arise when using the new File api (and writing to
files), since an event has been included in
If this (or a similar) event could be added to the Socket api, it
would allow us to:
- Send large amounts of data on a socket (without causing large memory
usage as data buffers in memory).
- Measure the current progress of data being sent on the socket.
We came upon this limitation from using our AS3 http client library, and trying to send large
files as part of a multipart upload. However this issue would arise
when sending any significant amounts of data on a socket. For example, an FTP or bittorrent client would be impossible.
This issue has been discussed in other places, but is probably more
pressing now with the AIR releases.
- Getting progress events on Socket *write* (not read)
- FlexFTP – FTP Client in Flex using flash.net.Socket (see comment by mailboo)