This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Java's network api Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Java Watch "Java New topic

Java's network api

William H Taylor

Joined: Apr 22, 2009
Posts: 16
Java has a network api where you can put together a simple server using the server socket class. My question is do you just need an active jvm to run it? How do you go about finding a host for something like that? You would not use servlets and tomcat because it is a server already right?
Marco Ehrentreich
best scout

Joined: Mar 07, 2007
Posts: 1280

Hi William,

there are many ways to build client-server-applications and there are a lot of client-server-applications. As always it depends... You should ask yourself what you want to do with this application. Are there any restrictions regarding the server or client side? Or would you provide the client and the server? What kind of information do you plan to exchange between client and server? Etc.....

Of course you can build a server application with the Java socket API. Tomcat is a Servlet container designed to handle Java based web applications. But in the end it acts as a socket based server too.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: Java's network api
Similar Threads
Determining the machines on a network
NX:Contractors database location
B&S: Connection reset java.rmi.UnmarshalException
Download a File From Server