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java.net.SocketException: Connection reset

Divya Comv
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Joined: Sep 18, 2013
Posts: 1
Hi Folks,

We are getting below random error while sending request from one web application to another.

It is messing up the live application only for some of the requests.


java.net.SocketException: Connection reset
at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(SocketInputStream.java:168)
at java.io.BufferedInputStream.fill(BufferedInputStream.java:218)
at java.io.BufferedInputStream.read(BufferedInputStream.java:237)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpParser.readRawLine(HttpParser.java:78)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpParser.readLine(HttpParser.java:106)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpConnection.readLine(HttpConnection.java:1116)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager$HttpConnectionAdapter.readLine(MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager.java:1413)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase.readStatusLine(HttpMethodBase.java:1973)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase.readResponse(HttpMethodBase.java:1735)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase.execute(HttpMethodBase.java:1098)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodDirector.executeWithRetry(HttpMethodDirector.java:398)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodDirector.executeMethod(HttpMethodDirector.java:171)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient.executeMethod(HttpClient.java:397)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient.executeMethod(HttpClient.java:323)
at com.btsl.flares.apps.mmoney.communicator.HTTPCommunicator.sendHTTPMessage(HTTPCommunicator.java:240)
at com.btsl.flares.apps.mmoney.acceptor.handler.OneShotRequestHandler.processResponse(OneShotRequestHandler.java:81)
at com.btsl.flares.apps.mmoney.utils.MessageProcessor.run(MessageProcessor.java:96)


Please suggest what could be possible reason and fixes for the above issue.


Regards,
Divya
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Welcome to the JavaRanch, Divya!

Socket exceptions usually mean that something broke the link between client and server. This can happen if there is a problem with the network, such as unreliable equipment or bad configuration (the MTU settings are often involved).

The other possibility for a connection reset is when it takes too long for a server to fulfil a client request. In that case, the client may timeout while waiting for the server. This can be managed by proper web application design.


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