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November 16, 2006

Chilkat Socket / WinSock / SSL Component

Chilkat is developing a Windows socket (Winsock) / SSL component for all platforms: ActiveX, .NET, C++, etc.

The ActiveX will be the first to be released. Examples are located here:

The features of the component will include:

  • Abort capability for all operations: DNS lookup, connect, read, write, accept, etc.
  • Heartbeat callback events for all operations.
  • Progress monitoring events for sends and reads (where amount of incoming data is known)
  • XML messaging
  • Integrated compression
  • Integrated encryption
  • Transparent SSL capability — API methods/events work identically with SSL or non-SSL

The examples you see at are what’s already implemented. If you would like a pre-release for testing, contact Matt Fausey (

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