Opened 7 years ago

Closed 10 months ago

#2906 closed Bug (Duplicate)

TCPRecv can't detect closed client web browser sockets

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: TCPRecv Cc:


Last time I checked beta versions error detection was improved but still can't detect a client's web browser closed connection and must rely on other means to close the socket.

This problem has been well documented in a ticket that is now closed, but i'm hoping that somebody will consider re-opening it to solve the last remaining problem.

The last test I ran was on beta version and the issue was still there. Last known working example is version

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Jpm

Can you point/attached repro script which illustrate what you want to be solved?

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

This is the example that should show that web page sockets are not being closed when client closed their web browser where had no problems in detecting the closed socket.

Start this script then use your web browser to navigate to, wait for the connection, then after the established connection, close the browser. will detect the closed browser where further versions fail and must rely on alternate means to close the socket.


$serversock = TCPListen('', 81)
If @error Then Exit ; we know this one.
While 1
		$hi = TCPAccept($serversock)
		If @error Then Exit ; we know this one.
	Until $hi <> -1
	MsgBox(0,"Connected","A client has connected...")

	$ti = TimerInit()

	While 1
		If @error Then
			MsgBox(0,"Closed","Closing the connection: " & @error)

		#cs ; alternate means for closing inactive sockets
		If TimerDiff($ti) > 99 Then
			TCPSend($hi, 'data')
			If @error Then MsgBox(0,"SEND ERROR!",@error)
			$ti = TimerInit()

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

If the previous script was not any help here is another example. The same principle applies here. Navigate to, wait for connection then close the browser.

#include <Date.au3>

$socket = -1
$srvsck = TCPListen("",80)
If @error Then Exit
While 1
	If $socket = -1 Then
			$socket = TCPAccept($srvsck)
			If $socket <> -1 Then MsgBox(1,"Test","Connection was made")
		Until $socket <> -1
	$rcvmsg = TCPRecv($socket,1000)
	If Not @error And $rcvmsg <> "" Then
		$P = "sending data"
		$size = StringLen($P)
		$cachehtml = ""
		$sendwebhdrs = ""
		$webstatsval = "HTTP/1.1 200 OK"
		$webheadrval = "Cache-Control: " & $cachehtml
		$webtrafdate = "Date: " & _NowCalc()
		$webcontents = "Content-Type: text/html"
		$webbodylens = "Content-Length: " & $size
		$webpersisst = "";"Connection: close"
		If $webstatsval <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webstatsval & @CRLF
		If $webheadrval <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webheadrval & @CRLF
		If $webtrafdate <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webtrafdate & @CRLF
		If $webcontents <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webcontents & @CRLF
		If $webpersisst <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webpersisst & @CRLF
		If $webbodylens <> "" Then $sendwebhdrs &= $webbodylens & @CRLF
		TCPSend($socket,$sendwebhdrs & @CRLF & $P)
	ElseIf @error Then
		MsgBox(1,"close",$socket & @CRLF & @error)
		$socket = -1

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Sorry this script was likely to showcase the @error problems which have since been fixed, see next example... Sorry about that.

comment:5 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by Jpm

I assume next example = comment #3

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Replying to Jpm:

I assume next example = comment #3

Yeah sorry about that.
Comment 3 is has been my test script for seeing if future version can detect a closed client side web browser socket.
Previous comment no long applies since @errors have since been fixed, thanks.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Looks like i aslo messed up in this scrip and the port is now 80...

So you would have to navigate your web broswser to istead of
Sorry about that.... geeze. i swear i'm not trying to mess up.

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by matwachich

Same problem with AutoIt v3.3.14.0 and beta3.3.15.0
This really needs to be fixed


comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by FIX_TCP

Autit version 3.3.8 proves again to be a more reliable version when it comes to TCP functions. I was working with Autoit v3.3.14.0 for windows 10, when suddenly TCPsend started doing very strange things. It refused to send the entire picture and would always leave 1 bit left unsent. Rendering my server script useless for media content. I did all the common things a person might do to fix the problem and my final solution was to downgrade back to 3.3.8.

Thanks again for all your hard work created and maintaining Autoit3.

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by Jpm

Can you post a script showing the regresssion between and 3.3.8?
Thanks for your cooperation

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

I will have to write a compressed server that can respond to an html request with pictures on it. I'm not sure if I have the time or desire to complete that task. The server I was using is larger than it needs to be for a useful example. Good luck and I understand if you do not wish to pursue this without proper documentations.

comment:12 Changed 10 months ago by Jpm

  • Resolution set to Duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

wait #2696 closing

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