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.


Hash Table Server Application Input Stream Client Application Port Number 
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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
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwyth, Dyfed, WalesUK
  2. 2.JayDee TechnologyChippenhamUK

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