(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0, PHP 5)
socket_set_nonblock — Sets nonblocking mode for file descriptor fd
The socket_set_nonblock() function sets the O_NONBLOCK flag on the socket specified by the socket parameter.
When an operation (e.g. receive, send, connect, accept, ...) is performed on a non-blocking socket, the script not pause its execution until it receives a signal or it can perform the operation. Rather, if the operation would result in a block, the called function will fail.
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.
Example #1 socket_set_nonblock() example
$socket = socket_create_listen(1223);
This example creates a listening socket on all interfaces on port 1223 and sets the socket to O_NONBLOCK mode. socket_accept() will immediately fail unless there is a pending connection exactly at this moment.