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PHP WebSockets

Usage of socket extension implements a low-level interface to the socket communication functions based on the popular BSD sockets, providing the possibility to act as a socket server as well as a client.

Simple TCP/IP server

Minimal example based on PHP manual example found here: Create a websocket script that listens to Port 5000 Use putty, terminal to run telnet 5000 (localhost).

This script replies with the message you sent (as a ping-back)

set_time_limit(0); // disable timeout
ob_implicit_flush(); // disable output caching
// Settings
$address = '';
$port = 5000;
 function socket_create ( int $domain , int $type , int $protocol )
 $domain can be AF_INET, AF_INET6 for IPV6 , AF_UNIX for Local communication protocol
 $protocol can be SOL_TCP, SOL_UDP (TCP/UDP)
 @returns true on success
if (($socket = socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, SOL_TCP)) === false) {
 echo "Couldn't create socket".socket_strerror(socket_last_error())."\n";
 socket_bind ( resource $socket , string $address [, int $port = 0 ] )
 Bind socket to listen to address and port
if (socket_bind($socket, $address, $port) === false) {
 echo "Bind Error ".socket_strerror(socket_last_error($sock)) ."\n";
if (socket_listen($socket, 5) === false) {
 echo "Listen Failed ".socket_strerror(socket_last_error($socket)) . "\n";
do {
 if (($msgsock = socket_accept($socket)) === false) {
 echo "Error: socket_accept: " . socket_strerror(socket_last_error($socket)) . "\n";
 /* Send Welcome message. */
 $msg = "\nPHP Websocket \n";
 // Listen to user input
 do {
 if (false === ($buf = socket_read($msgsock, 2048, PHP_NORMAL_READ))) {
 echo "socket read error: ".socket_strerror(socket_last_error($msgsock)) . "\n";
 break 2;
 if (!$buf = trim($buf)) {
 // Reply to user with their message
 $talkback = "PHP: You said '$buf'.\n";
 socket_write($msgsock, $talkback, strlen($talkback));
 // Print message in terminal
 echo "$buf\n";

 } while (true);
} while (true);


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