Sockets in Java

  • John Hunt
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


A “socket” is an end point in a communication link between separate processes. In Java, sockets are objects which provide a way of exchanging information between two processes in a straightforward and platform-independent manner (see the classes in the package). In fact, sockets in Java are very straightforward, as you will see in this chapter.




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Further Reading

  1. Parker, T. (1994) Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 14 Days. Sams Publishing, Indianapolis.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwyth, Dyfed, WalesUK
  2. 2.JayDee TechnologyChippenhamUK

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