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multi sockets on one port

Posted on 1999-07-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
every time I assign more than one socket on a single port the code compiles ok but it throws bind exceptions when I run the server.How can I overcome this ???
Question by:spunog
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Expert Comment

ID: 1247281
is it even possible to assign more than one socket to a single port? I thought each port could only handle one socket?

Expert Comment

ID: 1247282
spunog, you can not listen more than once on a port. Why do you need to listen more than once? Can you paste a piece of you code here?

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newcumdb earned 800 total points
ID: 1247283
Are you trying to set up a ServerSocket or a Socket?

A server socket isn't an actual open connection to another computer, it's an open port waiting on your local machine.  If you call the accept() method on a ServerSocket, it will wait until someone connects to that port.  At that point, it returns a Socket object, which is a real live connected socket.  You can call serversocket.accept() over and over again, getting as many Sockets as you want.  (as long as people keep connecting)

Author Comment

ID: 1247284
So I just put this line in once ,
ServerSocket socket = new ServerSocket(6666, 300);
and have as many of these as I see fit for example
Socket s = socket.accept();    
Socket s1 = socket.accept();    
Socket s2 = socket.accept();    


Author Comment

ID: 1247285
Fair play newcumbd,
that has worked fine

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