Is it at all possible to build a Flex browser application that simultaneously acts a socket server to local network clients? Currently, I've implemented this by using an intermediate Java Socket server to act as proxy between local network clients and the Flex browser app. In this case, the Flex browser app is also a client to the Java Socket Server. This works well, but I would much prefer to get rid of the Java proxy.
I would even be open to a signed Java Applet embedded in the browser page or something along those lines.