Opening and closing sockets is hiddeously slow and needlessly resource intensive.
The only time to do such things is if you are doing the evil thing known as HTTP tunneling.
OK, this has been bothering me for a while now
. Has something gone wrong with YABB - was this part of a different topic which has got orphaned?
Is there any other context for this post? Surely you need to open and close Socket's if you're going to write any normal NBIO server? (and if you don't, and I am, I'd love to know what I should be doing instead...)