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Java client socket to talk to C server socket

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I am trying to write java client-socket to talk to C server-socket.
my application does not read from the server, though it send over the data from the client in the first run. when I try to run in again is just hanhs. Here is my code, please help.

import java.io.*;
import java.net.*;

public class db_connect {

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

Socket socket = null;
PrintStream out = null;
BufferedInputStream in = null;

String msg_out = "1234";
byte[] bytes = msg_out.getBytes();

try {
socket = new Socket( "ip", port);
out = new PrintStream(socket.getOutputStream());
in = new BufferedInputStream(socket.getInputStream());

} catch (UnknownHostException e) {
System.err.println("Don't know about host: hostname");

} catch (IOException e) {
System.err.println("Couldn't get I/O for the on :hostname");

if (socket != null) {
try {

out.write(bytes, 0, bytes.length); //sends data to server

int c;
while ((c = in.read()) !=-1){


} catch (UnknownHostException e) {
System.err.println("Trying to connect to unknown host: " + e);
} catch (IOException e) {
System.err.println("IOException: " + e);

[ September 15, 2004: Message edited by: Sewsew ]
[ September 15, 2004: Message edited by: Sewsew ]
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