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  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Socket Policy Changes

    After installing the Silverlight plugin, a Silverlight application is able to run on your computer without your explicit consent whenever you browse to a webpage which links to it. Because there is no explicit user action required to run, Silverlight applications are executed within what is known as...
  • Blog Post: End-to-end connectivity with NAT traversal

    Like street numbers for a house, the Internet was originally designed so that all network devices could be directly addressed. Every connected device was given at least one unique identifier, or IP address, which could be used to route network packets to and from the device. For a while this worked well...
  • Blog Post: Why does Silverlight have a restricted port range for Sockets?

    Silverlight restricts the ports of outgoing TCP socket connections to the range 4502 – 4534. Connecting to a different port requires the use of a server-side proxy or port redirector. One of the most common questions we hear from customers about this is, “Why do you restrict the port range in Silverlight...
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