It is important to note that although the 32-bit components will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, the 64-bit components will only work on 64-bit Windows and cannot be used on 32-bit versions of Windows. NET Edition, your project may explicitly target the x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) platform, as well as “Any CPU” which has the runtime automatically select the correct version based on the underlying operating system. For IPv6 support, the protocol must be enabled and configured to use either a direct IPv6 connection through your service provider or an IPv6 tunnel such as Microsoft’s Teredo or Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 tunnel broker.

The minimum supported version of Windows is Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed, or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed .

Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.

Upgrade pricing is always reasonable and developers who are using an earlier version of Socket Tools can upgrade online. NET Edition includes managed code classes for development using Visual Studio 2005 or later versions, and can be used with any . If you need to migrate a project that uses our Active X controls, the Socket Tools .

NET classes provide a similar interface, making the transition as simple as possible.

Socket Tools will always default to using the strongest security options available.

This generally means that secure connections will default to using TLS 1.2 and AES-256.

In addition, Socket Tools also supports SSH 1.0 and 2.0, which can be used to create secure, interactive terminal sessions, execute commands remotely and perform file transfers using SFTP.

Socket Tools will automatically select the strongest encryption available on both the client and server, including 256 bit AES encryption, and supports the use of client certificates for authentication.

For the broadest compatibility across Windows platforms, you can use the 32-bit components which will work on native 32-bit Windows platforms, as well as 64-bit versions of Windows using Wo W64.

The 64-bit components can be used for native 64-bit development and require that you are developing on a 64-bit version of Windows.

Only the server component itself needs to be redistributed with your application.