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I am getting java.net.UnknownHostException

 
Samanthi perera
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here is my socket example


when i run this programm i am getting this error


i got this example from this URL
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/networking/sockets/readingWriting.html

 
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This has nothing to do with that particular problem, but there's another one lurking: Don't println to a Socket
 
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what do you mean nothing to do.Still i am getting error?
 
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Right. You're trying to connect to a computer named "taranis" but there's no such computer in your network. Talk to the person who manages your network and ask them to explain to you the basics of how computer networks work.
 
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I don't have a networ here.there is only one computer.can't we check socket using localhost?
 
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If you don't have a network, how do you propose to connect to another computer?
 
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can't we use a same machine to do this?i mean localhost
 
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Samanthi perera wrote:can't we use a same machine to do this?i mean localhost


echoSocket = new Socket("taranis", 7);

What is "taranis"

 
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Samanthi perera wrote:

i got this example from this URL
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/networking/sockets/readingWriting.html



You seem to have literally copied that example and did not even read what those lines of code are meant for. There's an explanation about the code on that page. It even tells what the first param "taranis" is. Have you read that?
 
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