Category Archives: Product Updates

SocketTools 7.2 Released

SocketTools 7.2 has been released and is a recommended update for developers who are currently using version 7.0 or 7.1. This update includes a new text messaging (SMS gateway) component, as well as new features, fixes and improvements to existing components. We’ve added support for secure connections using TLS version 1.1 and 1.2, support for compressed HTTP downloads, and there’s a number of new functions, properties and methods that we’ve added to our e-mail related components to make them easier to work with. We’ve also made some significant improvements to the documentation, and by popular request, we’ve included printable PDF versions of the help as well.

This is a free update for customers using version 7.x, and is a complete package that replaces the previous version. Note that because of the version change, we recommend that you uninstall the previous version of SocketTools before installing 7.2. This update also applies to the related products such as SocketWrench, SocketTools File Transfer and SocketTools Internet Mail.

You can download it using the same link that you were provided with when you ordered the software. The release notes are available on our website.

SocketTools 7.1 Released

SocketTools 7.1 has been released and is a recommended update for developers who are currently using 7.0. This new release includes some general network performace improvements, FTP/SFTP and SSH changes to improve server compatibility and a number of fixes. This is a free update for licensed developers, and is a complete package that replaces the previous version. Note that because of the version change, we recommend that you uninstall version 7.0 before installing 7.1. This update also applies to the related products such as SocketWrench, SocketTools File Transfer and SocketTools Internet Mail.

You can download it using the same link that you were provided with when you ordered the software. The release notes are available on our website.

SocketTools 7.0 Released

We’re pleased to announce that SocketTools 7.0 and SocketWrench 7.0 have been released and are available for download. Upgrade pricing is available for developers who are currently using version 6.0 or earlier, and those with active SocketTools Subscriptions can download a free update to the new release. We would also like to thank those developers who beta tested for us, your participation and feedback was a significant part of improving SocketTools.

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SocketTools 6.0 Support

We’ve been hard at work with the next version of SocketTools and plan for it to be released in the first quarter of 2011. There will be some significant changes in the next release, such as native support for 64-bit platforms and IPv6. We’re doing everything we can to make the transition as seamless as possible for developers who are currently using 6.0, but some coding changes will be required to accommodate those differences. For example, IPv6 addresses have a completely different format than the current IPv4 addresses you’re all familiar with, so any program that allows a user to input an IP address or stores an address needs to be reviewed. However, because of these changes, a lot of developers have been asking about what our plans are to continue to support for version 6.0, after the next version is released. Continue reading

Visual Studio 2010 Released

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010, which includes a new IDE, new language features and a new version of the .NET Framework. We’ve updated the current versions of our SocketTools .NET family of products to include assemblies that target version 4.0 of the .NET Framework. We also have some additional information about SocketTools compatibility with Visual Studio 2010 on our website. Continue reading

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 3

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has been released, with improvements made primarily to the FTP, HTTP and MIME components. This update also includes a change to the SocketWrench component which addresses an issue with how keep-alive packets are generated, and it corrects a general issue with the network debugging library that’s included with SocketTools. This update includes all of the previous updates for the product, and is free to customers who are using version 6.0. For more information about what has changed with this release, please read the release notes.

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 2

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been released. We’ve improved the functionality of the DNS, FTP, HTTP, IMAP, POP3, MIME, NNTP and SMTP components along with some general improvements in the areas of security (SSL and SSH) and core network performance. This is a complete update of the product, along with the hotfixes that were created since the last service pack was released. It’s a free download to all customers who are using version 6.0. For more information, please review the release notes.

SocketTools 7 Preview

SocketTools 7, codenamed “Sawtooth”, is going to introduce some exciting new features, along with some additional components that expand the functionality of the product. We wanted to provide you with an overview of a few of the things you can expect to see in this upcoming release, as well as provide some general information about the new version. Continue reading

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 1

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been released and offers improved performance and broader SSH server compatibility, along with a number of corrections to various components and libraries. For developers who are currently using version 6.0, this new service pack includes all of the hotfixes and updates made since the original release and is a free download for all registered developers. The most significant change has been made to the SSH and SFTP functionality, addressing a number of issues that were found with third-party commercial SSH servers, as well as some general compatibility problems reported by developers. For more information, please review the release notes.

SocketTools 6.0 Released

We are pleased to announce that SocketTools 6.0 has been released. This new version includes several new components, including a new SSH component for secure interactive terminal sessions and remote command execution, integrated support for secure file transfers using SFTP and a new Internet Server component that allows you to build a customized, scalable, multi-threaded server with only a few lines of code. The SocketTools 6.0 components are source compatible with version 4.0 and 5.0 and support side-by-side deployment, simplifying the upgrade process so that you can spend your time improving your software, not rewriting it. Continue reading