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TcpLink

An Internet TCP/IP connection.

Properties

ELinkState LinkState
LinkState is only valid for TcpLink at this time.
IpAddr RemoteAddr
Contains address of peer connected to from a Listen().
(The IpAddr struct is declared in the InternetLink class.)
class<TcpLink> AcceptClass
If AcceptClass is not None, an Actor of class AcceptClass will be spawned when an incoming connecting is accepted, leaving the listener open to accept more connections. Accepted() is called only in the child class. You can use the LostChild() and GainedChild() events (declared in the Actor class) to track your children.
const Array<byte> SendFIFO
This is a dynamic array. It is not accessable in the version of UnrealScript that comes with v436 of the Unreal Engine.

ELinkState enum

STATE_Initialized
Sockets is initialized
STATE_Ready
Port bound, ready for activity
STATE_Listening
Listening for connections
STATE_Connecting
Attempting to connect
STATE_Connected
Open and connected
STATE_ListenClosePending
Socket in process of closing
STATE_ConnectClosePending
Socket in process of closing
STATE_ListenClosing
Socket in process of closing
STATE_ConnectClosing
Socket in process of closing

Methods

Native function

native function int BindPort (optional int Port, optional bool bUseNextAvailable)
Binds a free port or optional port specified in argument one.
native function bool Listen ( )
Listen for connections. Can handle up to 5 simultaneous connections. Returns false if failed to place socket in listen mode.
native function bool Open (IpAddr Addr)
Open a connection to a foreign host.
native function bool Close ( )
Closes the current connection.
native function bool IsConnected ( )
Returns true if connected.
native function int SendText (coerce string Str)
Sends text string. Appends a CR/LF if LinkMode=MODE_Line. Returns number of bytes sent.
native function int SendBinary (int Count, byte B[255])
Send data as a byte array.
native function int ReadText (out string Str)
Reads pending data as a text string. (RMODE_Manual) Returns number of bytes read.
native function int ReadBinary (int Count, out byte B[255])
Read pending data as a byte array. (RMODE_Manual). Returns the actual count (i.e. amound of valid bytes in the array).

Events

event Accepted ( )
Called during STATE_Listening when a new connection is accepted.
event Opened ( )
Called when socket successfully connects.
event Closed ( )
Called when Close() completes or the connection is dropped.
event ReceivedText (string Text)
Called when data is received and connection mode is MODE_Text.
event ReceivedLine (string Line)
Called when data is received and connection mode is MODE_Line. However, this is broken, though not as bad as receivedbinary. It won't actually break it into lines at all. It is simply a normal receivedtext...
event ReceivedBinary (int Count, byte B[255])
Called when data is received and connection mode is MODE_Binary. WARNING: In the latest released ipdrv, this function is broken. It simply will repeat the same (and incorrect) byte array constantly, with a Count that is greater than 255 (often 999). From UT2003 build 2175 this event works as it should.

Samples

Known subclasses

Comments

Lev: Only just started using this but i've found that if you try to connect to a server and the port your connecting to is not listening (i.e. the service your requesting is not running) then the tcplink will just sit in the STATE_Connecting state. I tried a work around for this by trying to timeout and close the link after a number of seconds but all this produces is "Close: Error while attempting to close socket." in the log files, which makes sense as the connection is not open yet. Anyone else know if this problem is my own code or a problem in the class?

Edit: Just checked the parent class InternetLink and found that the GetLastError() returns error code 10057 which is the winsock error for socket not connected.

El Muerte TDS: you just have to wait for the TCP connection time out, I think this is set to 300 seconds. This is normal behaviour and shouldn't be changed.

Lev: I can only speak from experience but every tcp client Iíve encountered will immediately come back with "connection failed" or "connection refused" when the service youíre requesting is not running. It's not like it is taking a long time to connect, the server youíre trying to connect to is not running and tcp knows this. UT2K3 show this behaviour itself when you try to connect to a server that isn't running, you get a connection failed message after a few seconds.

El Muerte TDS: that behavior depends on the remote host, when packets are just dropped it will take the TCP connection timeout. Otherwise when you receive a connection refused connecting will stop.

Lev: this is the problem i am having, when a connection refused is recieved the TCPLink object state stays in STATE_Connecting. The way i am getting round it now is to take the same approach as the IRC code and introduce a manual timeout that will destroy the object when it hasn't connected by a certain timeout period.

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