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invalid stream header: 426F6172

Rob Brew
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Joined: Jun 23, 2011
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Hi all.

I'm running a client server architecture to send an objectOutputStream to the client. I get :

java.io.StreamCorruptedException: invalid stream header: 426F6172

I've googled this but cannot see an answer, here is the networking code:

and the client:

Thank you all in advance.

Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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On the sending side, you're using a PrintWriter to write to the output stream.

On the receiving side, you're using an ObjectInputStream to read.

These two I/O classes don't go together. An ObjectInputStream expects data in a specific binary format. A PrintWriter writes text. Either use an ObjectOutputStream on the sending side, or use a Reader on the reading side and parse the data appropriately.

Java has two kinds of I/O classes. Streams are for reading and writing binary data (bytes). Readers and Writers are for reading and writing text (characters), which are converted from and to bytes using a character encoding.

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