Tiny's Policy Server
What is it?
flash Player 9 (version 18.104.22.168
and above) implements a strict new access
policy for Flash applications
(such as chat clients or games) that make Socket
or XMLSocket connections to a
remote host. It now requires the presence of a
socket policy file on the server.
(This means you need to have control of the
server in order to implement these
changes. If you've written a flash app that
makes a connection to a server you
don't own, you're out of luck, unless that
server sets up their own socket
In earlier versions of Flash
Player, if the server didn't have a socket policy,
your Flash application could still
connect. Now if there's no policy, your
application will not connect.
When the Flash Player tries to
make a connection, it checks in two places for
the socket policy:
Port 843. If you are the
administrator of a webserver and you have root access,
You can set up an application to
listen on this port and return a server-wide
The destination port. If you're
running your own xml server, you can configure
it to send the socket policy file.
In short - This is a policy server
for Windows32 and OS/2. It was written so
you could run ftelnet or Flashterm
on your website, and allow it to connect to
your BBS machine. It is a
quick program, mainly written so OS/2 sysop's would
have a way to offer flash telnet
to their users.