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PhotonPeer Class Reference
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Public Member Functions

 PhotonPeer (PhotonListener &listener, nByte connectionProtocol=ConnectionProtocol::DEFAULT)
 
virtual ~PhotonPeer (void)
 
virtual bool connect (const Common::JString &ipAddr, const Common::JString &appID=Common::JString())
 
template<typename Ftype >
bool connect (const Common::JString &ipAddr, const Common::JString &appID, const Ftype &customData)
 
template<typename Ftype >
bool connect (const Common::JString &ipAddr, const Common::JString &appID, const Ftype pCustomDataArray, typename Common::Helpers::ArrayLengthType< Ftype >::type arrSize)
 
template<typename Ftype >
bool connect (const Common::JString &ipAddr, const Common::JString &appID, const Ftype pCustomDataArray, const short *pArrSizes)
 
virtual void disconnect (void)
 
virtual void service (bool dispatchIncomingCommands=true)
 
virtual void serviceBasic (void)
 
virtual bool opCustom (const OperationRequest &operationRequest, bool sendReliable, nByte channelID=0, bool encrypt=false)
 
virtual bool sendOutgoingCommands (void)
 
virtual bool sendAcksOnly (void)
 
virtual bool dispatchIncomingCommands (void)
 
virtual bool establishEncryption (void)
 
virtual void fetchServerTimestamp (void)
 
virtual void resetTrafficStats (void)
 
virtual void resetTrafficStatsMaximumCounters (void)
 
virtual Common::JString vitalStatsToString (bool all) const
 
virtual void pingServer (const Common::JString &address, unsigned int pingAttempts)
 
virtual void initUserDataEncryption (const Common::JVector< nByte > &secret)
 
virtual void initUDPEncryption (const Common::JVector< nByte > &encryptSecret, const Common::JVector< nByte > &HMACSecret)
 
PhotonListenergetListener (void)
 
int getServerTimeOffset (void) const
 
int getServerTime (void) const
 
int getBytesOut (void) const
 
int getBytesIn (void) const
 
int getByteCountCurrentDispatch (void) const
 
int getByteCountLastOperation (void) const
 
int getPeerState (void) const
 
int getSentCountAllowance (void) const
 
void setSentCountAllowance (int sentCountAllowance)
 
int getTimePingInterval (void) const
 
void setTimePingInterval (int timePingInterval)
 
int getRoundTripTime (void) const
 
int getRoundTripTimeVariance (void) const
 
int getTimestampOfLastSocketReceive (void) const
 
int getDebugOutputLevel (void) const
 
bool setDebugOutputLevel (int debugLevel)
 
const Common::LogFormatOptionsgetLogFormatOptions (void) const
 
void setLogFormatOptions (const Common::LogFormatOptions &formatOptions)
 
int getIncomingReliableCommandsCount (void) const
 
short getPeerID (void) const
 
int getDisconnectTimeout (void) const
 
void setDisconnectTimeout (int disconnectTimeout)
 
int getQueuedIncomingCommands (void) const
 
int getQueuedOutgoingCommands (void) const
 
Common::JString getServerAddress (void) const
 
bool getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable (void) const
 
bool getIsEncryptionAvailable (void) const
 
int getResentReliableCommands (void) const
 
int getLimitOfUnreliableCommands (void) const
 
void setLimitOfUnreliableCommands (int value)
 
bool getCRCEnabled (void) const
 
void setCRCEnabled (bool crcEnabled)
 
int getPacketLossByCRC (void) const
 
bool getTrafficStatsEnabled (void) const
 
void setTrafficStatsEnabled (bool trafficStasEnabled)
 
int getTrafficStatsElapsedMs (void) const
 
const TrafficStatsgetTrafficStatsIncoming (void) const
 
const TrafficStatsgetTrafficStatsOutgoing (void) const
 
const TrafficStatsGameLevelgetTrafficStatsGameLevel (void) const
 
nByte getQuickResendAttempts (void) const
 
void setQuickResendAttempts (nByte quickResendAttempts)
 
nByte getConnectionProtocol (void) const
 
void setConnectionProtocol (nByte connectionProtocol)
 
nByte getChannelCountUserChannels (void) const
 

Static Public Member Functions

static short getPeerCount (void)
 
static unsigned int getMaxAppIDLength (void)
 

Detailed Description

The PhotonPeer class provides an API for reliable and unreliable realtime communication.

PhotonPeer uses the callback interface PhotonListener that needs to be implemented by your application, to receive results and events from the Photon Server.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

§ PhotonPeer()

PhotonPeer ( PhotonListener listener,
nByte  connectionProtocol = ConnectionProtocol::DEFAULT 
)

Constructor.

Parameters
listenerReference to the application's implementation of the Listener callback interface. Has to be valid for at least the lifetime of the PhotonPeer instance, which is created by this constructor.
connectionProtocolThe protocol to use to connect to Photon. Must match one of the constants specified in ConnectionProtocol.
See also
PhotonListener, ConnectionProtocol

§ ~PhotonPeer()

~PhotonPeer ( void  )
virtual

Destructor.

Member Function Documentation

§ connect() [1/4]

bool connect ( const Common::JString ipAddr,
const Common::JString appID = Common::JString() 
)
virtual

This function starts establishing a connection to a Photon server. The servers response will arrive in PhotonListener::onStatusChanged().

The connection is successfully established when the Photon client received a valid response from the server. The connect-attempt fails when a network error occurs or when server is not responding. A call to this function starts an asynchronous operation. The result of this operation gets returned through the PhotonListener::onStatusChanged() callback function.

Parameters
ipAddrA null terminated string containing the IP address or domain name and optionally the port number to connect to. IP addresses can be in IPv4 or IPv6 format, examples: "192.168.0.1", "192.168.0.1:5055", "udp.gameserver.com", "udp.gameserver.com:5055", "[2002:C0A8:1::]", "[2002:C0A8:1::]:5055". Note that IPv6 addresses must include square brackets to indicate where the address itself end and the port begins. If no port is given, then the default port for the chosen protocol and server type will be used.
appIDthe appID (default: an empty string)
Returns
true, if it could successfully start establishing a connection (the result will be passed in the callback function in this case) or false, if an error occurred and the connection could not be established (the callback function will not be called then).
See also
disconnect(), NetworkPort

§ connect() [2/4]

bool connect ( const Common::JString ipAddr,
const Common::JString appID,
const Ftype &  customData 
)

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

Parameters
ipAddrNull terminated string containing IP address or domain name and optionally a port of server to connect. Should be in usual format\: "address[\:port]", for example\: "192.168.0.1\:5055" or "udp.gameserver.com". If no port is given, port 5055 will be used by default.
appIDthe appID (default\: an empty string)
customDatacustom data to send to the server when initializing the connection - has to be provided in the form of one of the supported data types, specified at Table of Datatypes

§ connect() [3/4]

bool connect ( const Common::JString ipAddr,
const Common::JString appID,
const Ftype  pCustomDataArray,
typename Common::Helpers::ArrayLengthType< Ftype >::type  arrSize 
)

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

This overload accepts singledimensional arrays and NULL-pointers passed for parameter pCustomDataArray. NULL pointers are only legal input, if arrSize is 0

Parameters
ipAddrNull terminated string containing IP address or domain name and optionally a port of server to connect. Should be in usual format\: "address[\:port]", for example\: "192.168.0.1\:5055" or "udp.gameserver.com". If no port is given, port 5055 will be used by default.
appIDthe appID (default\: an empty string)
pCustomDataArraycustom data to send to the server when initializing the connection - has to be provided in the form of a 1D array of one of the supported data types, specified at Table of Datatypes
arrSizethe element count of the customData array

§ connect() [4/4]

bool connect ( const Common::JString ipAddr,
const Common::JString appID,
const Ftype  pCustomDataArray,
const short *  pArrSizes 
)

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

This overload accepts multidimensional arrays and NULL-pointers passed for parameter pCustomDataArray. The array that is passed for parameter pCustomDataArray has to be a pointer of the correct abstraction level, meaning a normal pointer for a singledimensional array, a doublepointer for a twodimensional array, a triplepointer for a threedimensional array and so on. For pCustomDataArray NULL pointers are only legal input, if pArrSizes[0] is 0. For pArrSizes NULL is no valid input.

Parameters
ipAddrNull terminated string containing IP address or domain name and optionally a port of server to connect. Should be in usual format\: "address[\:port]", for example\: "192.168.0.1\:5055" or "udp.gameserver.com". If no port is given, port 5055 will be used by default.
appIDthe appID (default\: an empty string)
pCustomDataArraycustom data to send to the server when initializing the connection - has to be provided in the form of an array of one of the supported data types, specified at Table of Datatypes
pArrSizesthe element counts for every dimension of the custom data array - the element count of this array has to match the dimensions of the custom data array

§ disconnect()

void disconnect ( void  )
virtual

Initiates the disconnection from the Photon server. The servers response will arrive in PhotonListener::onStatusChanged().

This function generates a disconnection request that will be sent to the Photon server. If the disconnection is completed successfully, then the PhotonListener::onStatusChanged() callback will be called, with a statusCode of StatusCode::DISCONNECT.

See also
connect()

Reimplemented in Peer.

§ service()

void service ( bool  dispatchIncomingCommands = true)
virtual

This function executes the PhotonPeer internal processes. Call this regularly!

This function is meant to be called frequently, like once per game loop. It handles the internal calls for keeping the PhotonPeer communication alive, and will take care of sending all local outgoing acknowledgements and messages, as well as dispatching incoming messages to the application and firing the corresponding callbacks. Internally service() calls the following functions:

  1. serviceBasic()
  2. dispatchIncomingCommands() (called withing a loop until all incoming commands have been dispatched.)
  3. sendOutgoingCommands() (called withing a loop until everything queued for sending has been sent.)

service() is provided for convenience. If you need to tweak the performance, you can ignore service() and call its three subfunctions directly with individual time intervals, to gain more control over the internal communication process. For instance, calling sendOutgoingCommands() more rarely will result in less packets to be generated, as more commands will be accumulated into a single packet. See sendOutgoingCommands() for more information on efficiency.

For situations where you want to keep the connection alive, but can't process incoming messages (e.g. when loading a level), you can temporarily pass false for dispatchIncomingCommands to skip the calls to dispatchIncomingCommands(). Incoming commands will be stored in the incoming queue until they are dispatched again.

Parameters
dispatchIncomingCommandstrue = dispatchIncomingCommands() will be called; false = dispatchIncomingCommands() won't be called, default is true

§ serviceBasic()

void serviceBasic ( void  )
virtual

This function takes care of exchanging data with the system's network layer.

You only need to call this function in case you choose not to use service(), but call the subfunctions of service() directly. Please see the documentation of service() for more information.

serviceBasic() is called from within service(). If you decide not to use service(), then serviceBasic() needs to be called frequently, like once per game loop.

See also
service()

§ opCustom()

bool opCustom ( const OperationRequest operationRequest,
bool  sendReliable,
nByte  channelID = 0,
bool  encrypt = false 
)
virtual

Sends a custom operation to a custom Server, using reliable or unreliable Photon transmission.

Allows the client to send a custom operation to the Photon server (which has to be modified accordingly). The Server can be extended and modified for special purposes like server side collision detection or a consistent world.

You need to be connected (see connect()) prior to calling opCustom().

Parameters
operationRequestholds the payload of the operation
sendReliable= operation will be sent reliably; false = no resend in case of packet loss - will be ignored, when not using udp as protocol
channelIDthe logical channel, default is 0. See Fragmentation and Channels for more information.
encrypttrue = encrypt message; false = no encryption
Returns
true, if successful, false otherwise

§ sendOutgoingCommands()

bool sendOutgoingCommands ( void  )
virtual

This function initiates the transmission of outgoing commands.

Any Photon function that generates messages will store these messages as a "command" in an outgoing queue for later transmission. Commands can either be explicitly created operations generated for example by opCustom() or internally generated messages like acknowledgements for reliable messages from other players. sendOutgoingCommands() will initiate the data transmission by passing the outgoing commands to the system's sockets for immediate transmission.

In case of UDP sendOutgoingCommands() will also split the commands into multiple packets if needed and/of aggregate multiple commands together into one packet, if possible. Because of the latter calling sendOutgoingcommands() more rarely will result in less overhead, as there will be fewer packets for the clients to be sent and processed. The underlying platform can also limit the frequency in which outgoing packets can be sent and received. The downside of lower sending frequencies is a higher latency, until messages are exchanged and acknowledged, which may lead to a jerky gameplay.

To help you keeping track of the incoming and outgoing queues at development time and adjust your sending frequency, there will be a warning message sent to your debugReturn callback if a queue has exceeded the warning threshold.

Note
While service() is calling serviceBasic() implicitly, you will have to regularly call it yourself explictly , when you use sendOutgoingCommands() and dispatchIncomingCommands() directly instead.

Usually you don't have to call sendOutgoingCommands() this explicitly, as this is done within service().

See also
service()

§ sendAcksOnly()

bool sendAcksOnly ( void  )
virtual

Sends only ACKs (UDP) or Ping (TCP) instead of queued outgoing commands. Useful to pause sending actual data.

Note
While service() is calling serviceBasic() implicitly, you will have to regularly call it yourself explictly , when you use sendAcksOnly() and dispatchIncomingCommands() instead.

§ dispatchIncomingCommands()

bool dispatchIncomingCommands ( void  )
virtual

Checks for incoming commands waiting in the queue, and dispatches a single command to the application.

Dispatching means, that if the command is an operation response or an event, the appropriate callback function will be called). dispatchIncomingCommands() will also take care of generating and queuing acknowledgments for incoming reliable commands. Please note that this function will only dispatch one command per all. If you want to dispatch every single command which is waiting in the queue, call dipatchIncomingCommands() within a while loop, until its return code is false.

Note
While service() is calling serviceBasic() implicitly, you will have to regularly call it yourself explictly, when you use sendOutgoingCommands() and dispatchIncomingCommands() directly instead.
Returns
true if it has successfully dispatched a command, false otherwise (for example, when there has not been any command left in the queue, waiting for dispatching).
See also
service()

§ establishEncryption()

bool establishEncryption ( void  )
virtual

This function creates a public key for this client and exchanges it with the server.

If establishEncryption() returns true, then Photon will inform you about the successfull establishment or a failure by calling PhotonListener::onStatusChanged() with the statusCode beeing either StatusCode::ENCRYPTION_ESTABLISHED or StatusCode::ENCRYPTION_FAILED_TO_ESTABLISH

Returns
true if encryption has been successfully initiated, false otherwise.
See also
getIsEncryptionAvailable(), getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable(), initUDPEncryption(), initUserDataEncryption()

§ fetchServerTimestamp()

void fetchServerTimestamp ( void  )
virtual

This will fetch the server's timestamp and update the approximation for getServerTime() and getServerTimeOffset().

The server time approximation will NOT become more accurate by repeated calls. Accuracy currently depends on a single roundtrip which is done as fast as possible.

The command used for this is immediately acknowledged by the server. This makes sure the roundtriptime is low and the timestamp + roundtriptime / 2 is close to the original value.

§ resetTrafficStats()

void resetTrafficStats ( void  )
virtual

Creates new instances of TrafficStats and starts a new timer for those.

§ resetTrafficStatsMaximumCounters()

void resetTrafficStatsMaximumCounters ( void  )
virtual

Resets traffic stats values that can be maxed out.

§ vitalStatsToString()

JString vitalStatsToString ( bool  all) const
virtual

Returns a string of the most interesting connection statistics. When you have issues on the client side, these might contain hints about the issue's cause.

Parameters
allIf true, Incoming and Outgoing low-level stats are included in the string.
Returns
stats as a string.

§ pingServer()

void pingServer ( const Common::JString address,
unsigned int  pingAttempts 
)
virtual

Sends a ping signal to the specified address.

Each call to this function results in a number of calls to PhotonListener::onPingResponse() that equals the value which has been passed for parameter pingAttempts.

This function can be used to ping multiple Photon servers and determine the one with the lowest latency.

As the latency of the same server may vary it can make sense to send multiple ping attempts. In that case the next attempt gets sent when either the servers response for the previous attempt has been received or when that previous attempt has timed out.

Multiple calls to this function do not get queued, but run in parallel.

A valid Photon server must run at the specified address.

Note
This function is not available on platforms that do not support those parts of the stdlib that have been introduced with C++ 11.
This function is not available on platforms that do not support multi-threading.
Parameters
addressthe address, which should be pinged
pingAttemptsthe amount of ping signals to send
See also
PhotonListener::onPingResponse()

§ initUserDataEncryption()

void initUserDataEncryption ( const Common::JVector< nByte > &  secret)
virtual

Initializes userData encryption with the provided key.

Note
You must also provide the same key to the server to which you want to connect. It needs to be an aes256 key and must not have been received through an unsecured connection.
Remarks
If you don't already have generated a key that you can access securely on both, the client and the server, you may want to consider to use establishEncryption() instead, which also initializes userData encryption, but does generate suitable keys on client and server side itself.
Parameters
secretan aes256 key
See also
getIsEncryptionAvailable(), getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable(), establishEncryption(), initUDPEncryption()

§ initUDPEncryption()

void initUDPEncryption ( const Common::JVector< nByte > &  encryptSecret,
const Common::JVector< nByte > &  HMACSecret 
)
virtual

Initializes UDP packet Data encryption with the provided keys.

This function has no effect for non-UDP connections, but you may still call it while having an active connection that uses a different protocol. In that case they keys will be stored in case that you switch the protocol at the time of a later re-connect. For XB1 UDP connections UDP packet encryption is a mandatory requirement by Microsoft. On other platforms you may also consider to use establishEncryption() or initUserDataEncryption(), which provide alternative encryption implementations that do also work with other connection protocols.

Note
You must also provide the same keys to the server to which you want to connect. They need to be aes256 keys and must not have been received through an unsecured connection.
This function is only available on Windows Desktop, Windows Store and XBox 1.
Parameters
encryptSecretan aes256 key used for packet encryption
HMACSecretan aes256 key used for packet authentication
See also
getIsEncryptionAvailable(), establishEncryption(), initUserDataEncryption()

§ getListener()

PhotonListener * getListener ( void  )
Returns
a pointer to the application's implementation of the Listener callback interface, as passed to the constructor of PhotonPeer.

§ getServerTimeOffset()

int getServerTimeOffset ( void  ) const
Returns
the difference between the local uptime and the Photon Server's system time in ms.

In real-time games it's often useful to relate game events to a global common timeline, that's valid for all players and independent from derivations throughout the clients' system times. The Photon Server's System Time can serve as this reference time. The serverTimeOffset represents the difference between the client's local system time and the Photon server's system time.

ServerTime = serverTimeOffset + GETTIMEMS()

The serverTimeOffset is fetched shortly after connect by Photon. Use GETTIMEMS() to get your local time in ms. You can let Photon refetch the offset by calling fetchServerTimestamp(). The ServerTimeOffset will be 0 until shortly after initial connect.

§ getServerTime()

int getServerTime ( void  ) const
Returns
the Photon Server's system time ins ms.

see getServerTimeOffset()

§ getBytesOut()

int getBytesOut ( void  ) const
Returns
the total number of outgoing bytes transmitted by this PhotonPeer object.
See also
getBytesIn()

§ getBytesIn()

int getBytesIn ( void  ) const
Returns
the total number of incoming bytes received by this PhotonPeer object.
See also
getBytesOut()

§ getByteCountCurrentDispatch()

int getByteCountCurrentDispatch ( void  ) const
Returns
the size of the dispatched event or operation-result in bytes. This value is set before onEvent() or onOperationResponse() is called (within dispatchIncomingCommands()). Get this value directly in onEvent() or onOperationResponse().

§ getByteCountLastOperation()

int getByteCountLastOperation ( void  ) const
Returns
the size of the last serialized operation call in bytes. The value includes all headers for this single operation but excludes those of UDP, Enet Package Headers and TCP. Get this value immediately after calling an operation.

§ getPeerState()

int getPeerState ( void  ) const
Returns
the current state of the PhotonPeer object

The state of the PhotonPeer object is changed internally upon connection and disconnection, and will be one of the values of the PeerState enum.

See also
connect(), disconnect()

§ getSentCountAllowance()

int getSentCountAllowance ( void  ) const
Returns
the number of resend retries before a peer is considered lost/disconnected.

This is udp specific and will always return 0 for other protocols.

See also
setSentCountAllowance() getDisconnectTimeout() setDisconnectTimeout()

§ setSentCountAllowance()

void setSentCountAllowance ( int  sentCountAllowance)

Sets the number of re-send retries before a peer is considered lost/disconnected.

This is udp specific and will do nothing at all for other protocols.

Parameters
sentCountAllowancethe new number of re/-send retries before a peer is considered lost/disconnected.
See also
getSentCountAllowance() getDisconnectTimeout() setDisconnectTimeout()

§ getTimePingInterval()

int getTimePingInterval ( void  ) const
Returns
the time threshold in milliseconds since the last reliable command, before a ping will be sent.
See also
setTimePingInterval()

§ setTimePingInterval()

void setTimePingInterval ( int  timePingInterval)

Sets the time threshold in milliseconds since the last reliable command, before a ping will be sent.

Parameters
timePingIntervaltime threshold in milliseconds since the last reliable command, before a ping will be sent.
See also
getTimePingInterval()

§ getRoundTripTime()

int getRoundTripTime ( void  ) const
Returns
the time in milliseconds until a reliable command is acknowledged by the server.

This is, what is commonly called a ping time or just a ping.

See also
getRoundTripTimeVariance()

§ getRoundTripTimeVariance()

int getRoundTripTimeVariance ( void  ) const
Returns
the variance of the roundtrip time in milliseconds. Gives a hint about how much the net latency is varying.
See also
getRoundTripTime()

§ getTimestampOfLastSocketReceive()

int getTimestampOfLastSocketReceive ( void  ) const
Returns
timestamp of the last time anything (!) was received from the server (including low level Ping and ACKs but also events and operation-returns). This is not the time when something was dispatched.

§ getDebugOutputLevel()

int getDebugOutputLevel ( void  ) const

Returns the current level of debug information that's passed on to BaseListener::debugReturn().

Returns
one of the values in DebugLevel
See also
setDebugOutputLevel()

§ setDebugOutputLevel()

bool setDebugOutputLevel ( int  debugLevel)

Sets the current level of debug information that's passed on to BaseListener::debugReturn().

Parameters
debugLevelone of the values in DebugLevel
Returns
true if the new debug level has been set correctly, false otherwise.
See also
getDebugOutputLevel()

§ getLogFormatOptions()

const LogFormatOptions & getLogFormatOptions ( void  ) const

Returns
the LogFormatOptions that are used by this instance.
See also
setFormatOptions()

§ setLogFormatOptions()

void setLogFormatOptions ( const Common::LogFormatOptions formatOptions)

Sets the log format options to the supplied value.

Parameters
formatOptionsthe new value to which the log format options will be set
See also
getFormatOptions()

§ getIncomingReliableCommandsCount()

int getIncomingReliableCommandsCount ( void  ) const
Returns
the total number of reliable commands currently waiting in the incoming queues of all channels or -1 if not connected.

§ getPeerID()

short getPeerID ( void  ) const
Returns
this peer's ID as assigned by the server. Will be -1, if not connected.

§ getDisconnectTimeout()

int getDisconnectTimeout ( void  ) const
Returns
the maximum time interval in milliseconds for doing resend retries before a peer is considered lost/disconnected.
See also
setDisconnectTimeout() getSentCountAllowance() setSentCountAllowance()

§ setDisconnectTimeout()

void setDisconnectTimeout ( int  disconnectTimeout)

Sets the maximum time ins milliseconds for making re-send retries before a peer is considered lost/disconnected.

Parameters
disconnectTimeoutresend max time in ms before a peer is considered lost/disconnected
See also
getDisconnectTimeout() getSentCountAllowance() setSentCountAllowance()

§ getQueuedIncomingCommands()

int getQueuedIncomingCommands ( void  ) const
Returns
the number of queued incoming commands in all channels or -1 if not connected

§ getQueuedOutgoingCommands()

int getQueuedOutgoingCommands ( void  ) const
Returns
the number of queued outgoing commands in all channels or -1 if not connected

§ getServerAddress()

JString getServerAddress ( void  ) const
Returns
the IP or url of the server, to which the peer is connected to

§ getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable()

bool getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable ( void  ) const
Returns
this peer's payload encryption availability status. True if payload encryption is available, false otherwise.
See also
getIsEncryptionAvailable(), establishEncryption(), initUserDataEncryption()

§ getIsEncryptionAvailable()

bool getIsEncryptionAvailable ( void  ) const
Returns
this peer's encryption availability status. True if either payload encryption is available or if the connection protocol is UDP and UDP encryption is available or if the connection protocol is already secure on its own, false otherwise.
See also
getIsPayloadEncryptionAvailable(), establishEncryption(), initUserDataEncryption(), initUDPEncryption()

§ getResentReliableCommands()

int getResentReliableCommands ( void  ) const
Returns
the count of commands that got repeated (due to local repeat-timing before an ACK was received).

§ getLimitOfUnreliableCommands()

int getLimitOfUnreliableCommands ( void  ) const
Returns
the limit for the queue of received unreliable commands.
See also
setLimitOfUnreliableCommands()

§ setLimitOfUnreliableCommands()

void setLimitOfUnreliableCommands ( int  value)

Sets the limit for the queue of received unreliable commands. This works only in UDP. This limit is applied when you call dispatchIncomingCommands. If this client (already) received more than this limit, it will throw away the older ones instead of dispatching them. This can produce bigger gaps for unreliable commands but your client catches up faster. This can be useful when the client couldn't dispatch anything for some time (cause it was in a room but loading a level). If set to 20, the incoming unreliable queues are truncated to 20. If 0, all received unreliable commands will be dispatched. This is a "per channel" value, so each channel can hold commands up to specified limit. This value interacts with dispatchIncomingCommands(): If that is called less often, more commands get skipped.

See also
getLimitOfUnreliableCommands()

§ getCRCEnabled()

bool getCRCEnabled ( void  ) const
Returns
true if CRC enabled
See also
setCRCEnabled

§ setCRCEnabled()

void setCRCEnabled ( bool  crcEnabled)

Enables or disables CRC. While not connected, this controls if the next connection(s) should use a per-package CRC checksum. If the client is in another state than 'connected', then this function has no effect except for logging an error.

While turned on, the client and server will add a CRC checksum to every sent package. The checksum enables both sides to detect and ignore packages that were corrupted during transfer. Corrupted packages have the same impact as lost packages: They require a re-send, adding a delay and could lead to timeouts. Building the checksum has a low processing overhead but increases integrity of sent and received data. Packages discarded due to failed CRC checks are counted in PhotonPeer.PacketLossByCRC.

Note
This only has effect for UDP connections.
This does not have any effect for connections that use UDP datagram encryption (which always use a built-in checksum).
See also
getCRCEnabled

§ getPacketLossByCRC()

int getPacketLossByCRC ( void  ) const
Returns
the count of packages dropped due to failed CRC checks for this connection.
See also
setCRCEnabled

§ getTrafficStatsEnabled()

bool getTrafficStatsEnabled ( void  ) const
Returns
true if traffic statistics of a peer are enabled. Default trafficStatsEnabled: false (disabled).

§ setTrafficStatsEnabled()

void setTrafficStatsEnabled ( bool  trafficStatsEnabled)

Enables or disables the traffic statistics of a peer. Default trafficStatsEnabled: false (disabled).

§ getTrafficStatsElapsedMs()

int getTrafficStatsElapsedMs ( void  ) const
Returns
the count of milliseconds the stats are enabled for tracking.

§ getTrafficStatsIncoming()

const TrafficStats & getTrafficStatsIncoming ( void  ) const
Returns
the byte-count of incoming "low level" messages, which are either Enet Commands or TCP Messages. These include all headers, except those of the underlying internet protocol UDP or TCP.

§ getTrafficStatsOutgoing()

const TrafficStats & getTrafficStatsOutgoing ( void  ) const
Returns
the byte-count of outgoing "low level" messages, which are either Enet Commands or TCP Messages. These include all headers, except those of the underlying internet protocol UDP or TCP.

§ getTrafficStatsGameLevel()

const TrafficStatsGameLevel & getTrafficStatsGameLevel ( void  ) const
Returns
a statistic of incoming and outgoing traffic, split by operation, operation-result and event. Operations are outgoing traffic, results and events are incoming. Includes the per-command header sizes (UDP: Enet Command Header or TCP: Message Header).

§ getQuickResendAttempts()

nByte getQuickResendAttempts ( void  ) const
Returns
the number of resend attempts for a reliable command that are done in quick succession (after RoundTripTime+4*RoundTripTimeVariance).

§ setQuickResendAttempts()

void setQuickResendAttempts ( nByte  quickResendAttempts)

Sets the number of resend attempts for a reliable command can be done in quick succession (after RoundTripTime+4*RoundTripTimeVariance).

Remarks
The default value is 0. Any later resend attempt will then double the time before the next resend takes place. The max value is 4. Make sure to set SentCountAllowance to a slightly higher value, as more repeats will get done.

§ getConnectionProtocol()

nByte getConnectionProtocol ( void  ) const
Returns
the currently set connection protocol.
Note
The value returned is not guaranteed to be the value used for the currently active connection, but only the value that has last been passed to setConnectionProtocol(). The reason therefor is that whatever you pass to setConnectionProtocol() won't take effect until you re-connect.

§ setConnectionProtocol()

void setConnectionProtocol ( nByte  connectionProtocol)

Sets the connection protocol to be used with the next connect() call.

Note
This does not have any effect on the protocol that is used for an already active connection. So you need to re-connect after setting a different connection protocol for the changes to actually take effect.

§ getChannelCountUserChannels()

nByte getChannelCountUserChannels ( void  ) const

The IDs from 0 to getChannelCountUserChannels()-1 can be passed as channelID to operations that offer this parameter.

Returns
the number of different channels that are available for sending operations on.

§ getPeerCount()

short getPeerCount ( void  )
static
Returns
the count of peers, which have been initialized since the start of the application. Interesting mainly for debugging purposes.

§ getMaxAppIDLength()

unsigned int getMaxAppIDLength ( void  )
static
Returns
the maximum allowed length for the appID that gets passed to connect() in characters