Can I open a socket to my own host?
Posted on 1997-11-14
I have a server application that serves communication between different applets. I will call this the exchange application. These applets can connect to my application through a socket and send a message to any other applet connected to this exchange application. This part works.
I would like to be able to access this application not only over the net but from other applications running on the same host. In fact, I have implemented a few (CGI) Java applications that are invoked on the server as a result of an HTTP request. I am trying to create a socket from one of these applications to my exchange application.
However, the socket fails to create. Can I create a socket to the same machine? Otherwise, it may also be possible that my web server (Oracle database web server) does not allow me to create any sockets.
Is there any other way, I might be able to have these two applications communicate other than through a socket?