[nycphp-talk] Denying multiple logins to restricted pages

Christopher R. Merlo cmerlo at
Thu Feb 27 12:21:39 EST 2003

On 2003-02-27 12:15 -0500, Mark Armendariz <nyphp at> wrote:

> But in reading this I also remembered another solution that came to mind,
> which I had never actually tried, but thought might work well.  On one of my
> side projects, I had created a socket based chat.  The backend is php (I
> started it with perl, but i'm more comfortable with php).  It basically runs
> in the bg on my server waiting for socket connections to a specific port.
> The chat client is using flashmx' socket goodies (using xml_sockets for
> those keeping score).

Pardon my limited understanding, but doesn't socket use open the door
to potential security risks?  What kind of stuff did you put in place
to make sure that only the code you want gains access on that socket?

cmerlo at

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