You’d like to use those C++ plug-ins for FMS, they seem to be so useful — but how the heck do they work? This has long been a blind spot in the documentation for Flash Media Server. Finally, a good overview has been written, by Denis Bulichenko on the Adobe Developer Connection: Using plug-ins to configure and optimize Flash Media Server 4.5.
You can use these custom modules, or plug-ins, to extend the functionality of Flash Media Server beyond server-side ActionScript. Plug-ins can help you:
- Monitor more closely what is happening inside the server
- Detect and handle events
- Monitor the load on various server components
- Monitor inbound connections
- Gain access to content located on any distributed file system
Check out Denis’ article, hopefully it will save you a few days of research and headscratching.