hi i have created a chat module using Sockets (too easy) i have now to make provisions for multiple chatrooms..how do i go about it? can anyone please give me a direction? also can anyone tell me where i can find information on IP multicasting. does java support this in RTP? if so how do i implement it for audio conferencing.
Hi Stanley, Creation of Chat room is also pretty easy. Use a suitable data structure say Vector or Hash table. For example you can create a vector which will contain all users registered to a particular room. All these features should be done in server side. While chatting user and server should pass room information also.
thanx parmeet the links u provided overwhelm me..very exhaustive i must say i am going thru it. i would also like some java-specific info too. binu ..u were of great help. but will this not bring load on one server program? can u suggest some way that i can distribute the load to clients starting thir own chatrooms? sean, thank you for your link. its a good one, going by the detailed way in which they have explained everything.. also can anyone suggest how i can create chatroom equivalen for voice chat? i have the module ready ..but how can i send sound packets to ppl in specific chatrooms?