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Help with Head First Java simplechatclient -- NullPointerException

 
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Hi gyus,
first time poster here.

I tried to run the sample code from chapter 18 / Head first Java and get the following error message.

Exception in thread "Thread-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at chatclient2.ChatClient2$MessageReader.run(ChatClient2.java:97)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)


Here is the Full sourcecode




Could anyone please help me out. The problem lies in while((message = reader.readLine() != null) / Line 97

Don
 
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If you run the program directly it gives first the following exception

Problem: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect


I am assuming you get this exception, this is because you dont have a
socket open at your local system at port 5000

This leads to a NullPointerException later

Hope this helps
 
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Thank you Rajesh ,

you will not believe it , I did not start the method responsible for setting up the networking in the server code.
by the way that was exactly the same error message that I got .


 
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