browsing to a Java Server

I have set up an application where a thread listens on a port, how can i browse to this port - using IE or Netscape


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If the thread is set up to listen for incoming http/gopher/ftp/... that is supported by your browser, you simply enter an address in your browser of the form: where 710 is the port which the thread is listening on.

If you want a more generic way to exchange 7-bit and 8-bit character data with a port, try using "telnet" instead. You can access telnet from your command/DOS prompt, or you can get a better one like CRT Telnet from:

With this tool, you can enter the hostname that you want to telnet to _and_ you can enter the port. You can also set terminal settings to address any quirks in the connection (i.e. 7-bit connection).

You now would enter standard commands that are expected and supported by the server. For HTTP, you can type things like "GET /" to interact with the server using raw instructions that are typically handled for you by your browser.

Telnetting to a port is a great debugging tool and also lets you determine if ports are up and running in an easy manner if you don't have a port-scanner installed on your machine.

There are a number of good port scanning tools. You can check these out at: (typically the NT/98 versions are the same but realize that this URL is for the NT network tools).

>> how can i browse to this port

you have to implment a small web server that serves the client request and returns the appropriate info (HTML status code)
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In my view

telnet servername port

is the easiest tool to see the output on that particular port.
so ?

I assume youve opened some inputstream
if youre listening.
You can that streams buffer by dumping it when it changes.

Make up a class that extends that stream, then the "buf" field which is protected is visible through your new class.


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