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bala chidambaram
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Joined: Jan 19, 2004
Posts: 24
hi
i have two systems with internet connection. can i connect these two through internet by specifing 'ip address'?
suggestions are welcome
thank u.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Hmmm, kind depends on what "connect" means to you. Since you're in the sockets forum, you can certainly open a server socket on one machine and connect as client from the other machine. Is that the kind of thing you're after? If so, Google for "java sockets tutorial". Sun has a good one and there are plenty of others around out there. It's not too hard at all.
BTW: Firewalls between the two machines may throw a wrench in the works. For example, my PC at work cannot be a server to anyone outside the company firewall without corporate approval and firewall mods.


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