How to create and Use Sockets in PHP?

Please help me to create single Socket and Socket Arrays in PHP . How to operate DataArrival Socket Connect, Socket Error, Socket Close events in PHP in detail.

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appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Thanks "loopfinity" . Your reply is appreciable, But still ..lemme show you with an example what I want..

In visual basic 6.0 I am using a socking, its coding is like:

Im sending packets like:
Socket1.SendData (0), HextoAscii("02 03 8E 00 1A 00 00 00 07 00 01 00 00 00 01 01")

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Here (0) is the Array of the socket..

Same thing for Data Arrival method in vb6.0 is:

Private Sub Sockm_DataArrival(ByVal Index As Variant, ByVal bytesTotal As Long)
On Error Resume Next
Dim TempString as String

Socket1.GetData Index, TempString, vbString
If  TempString = "2 1 9C 0 Then
   msgbox "Login Successfully"
  msgbox "Login Failed"

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Same thing I wann do with the PHP sockets.. so please show me "How can I use above codings in PHP sockets"?

-Thanks alot in Advance..
appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Sorry for double posting, Ijn the above code
Private Sub Sockm_DataArrival

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is Actually

Private Sub Socket1_DataArrival

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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Have you gone through the user manual?
appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Thanks Tagit, that link should help me alot, but I want you to convert my above codes into PHP. Thanks
appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Ok letme reduce the complexity of my question...

What should be the codings for : -

Suppose I wanna create a socket (TCP sockets not HTTP) with 5 arrays and wanna Connect these arrays with "" with Port "9009"

Now, After successfully connectivity , I wanna send a string to connected server.. string is "hello are you there?"

Now, If the connected server reply to my request, then I wanna display those responded message which are coming from the Server..
If server responding "Yes I am here"

then, how can I get responded message and can display it ?

-Thanks :(
appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Lolz..Still no reply... Where are experts ???? :@
RobConnect With a Mentor Owner (Aidellio)Commented:
Here is a basic client/server using the attached Socket.php class for the server

Running on your server:

$my_socket = new Socket(100, 27, true);

while(!$my_socket->waitClient()) {

// now connected

$sent_text = $my_socket->read();

if (strlen($sent_text) > 0) {
	$my_socket->write("Yes I am here\n");


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connect on the client
$socket=socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, SOL_TCP);
while (!socket_connect($socket, "localhost", 27)) {
$message="hello are you there?\n";
$sent = socket_write($socket, $message);
if ($sent === false) {
	// Error occurred, break the while loop
	echo "error";
else {
	// Data sent ok
	echo "sent: $message<br/>";
	echo "received: " . read($socket);

function read($_socket) {
	$message = '';
	do {
		$buff     = socket_read($_socket,1,PHP_BINARY_READ);
		$message .= $buff;
	} while( $buff != "\n" );
	return $message;

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appinitiesAuthor Commented:
Thanks :)
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
no problem but why the B grade? works doesn't it?
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