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Winsock or related object...?

Nick George
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Joined: Nov 17, 2003
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I've been able to find no references anywhere to java and winsock. if this is undoable, can anyone tell me how to get two applications on two separate computers to talk?
Vladas Razas
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Socket, ServerSocket
Nick George
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Joined: Nov 17, 2003
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Thanks alot, and that works great...
BUT...
it only seems to work intracomputer.
How do i get two computers to talk (with applications)?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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"Winsock" is the name given to an old implementation of TCP/IP back in the days before Windows came with a TCP/IP stack built in. Nowadays, the term isn't used.
Java Sockets and ServerSockets are just like the sockets you'll find in the Windows API, and of course, being an implementation of the standard TCP/IP sockets abstraction, they interoperate with Windows sockets (or sockets on any other platform.) The Java code
Socket s = new Socket("www.yahoo.com", 80);
gives you a socket connected to the webserver at Yahoo. You can substitute other names and ports to talk to any other service at any other machine.


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Nick George
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much thanks, and i will erase Winsock from my vocabulary
 
 
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