in reply to Read Socket data on data, not return
It seems more likely that the server you're connecting to is
not actually sending the data until a carriage return is
issued there. In other words, no matter how your client tries
to read the data, it can only get anything if the server has
actually written a packet to the socket. Depending on how the
socket is being used in the server, the data may be
buffered and may not actually be written to the underlying
socket until a carriage return is issued.
Can you post some example server code?