where to put main method in simple server

Hi, im trying to write a simple server that waits for connections and when it makes a connection it executes commands on a seperate thread for each connection. Below is the code i am using, I think its ok (it compiles, when it runs it just does nothing) and i know i have to use a main method (which is not there) but i cant see where i need it, any help at all is great
Cheers

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class serverz extends Frame implements Runnable{
     TextArea display;

     public serverz(){
          super("serverz");
          display = new TextArea(20 , 5);
          add("Center" , display);
          resize(300 , 150);
          show();
     }

   
      public void run(){
            serverz s = new serverz();
     s.runserverz();
      }
      
     public void runserverz(){

      ServerSocket serve = null;
     Socket connection;
     OutputStream output = null;

     BufferedReader input = null;


         try{
      
          serve = new ServerSocket(5003 , 1000);
          while(true){
          connection = serve.accept();
          display.setText("\nConnection received");
          output = connection.getOutputStream();
          String s = new String("Has connected\n");

          for(int i = 0; i < s.length(); ++i)
               output.write((int) s.charAt(i));

          display.appendText(
               "\nSent message");

          //receiving message from client
          input = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(connection.getInputStream()));
          String buffer = null;
          while((buffer = input.readLine()) != null)
            display.appendText("\n" + buffer);
}
  }   //end while
     catch(IOException e){
          e.printStackTrace();
     }

}//end while


//} //end main

}
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TimYatesCommented:
import java.awt.* ;
import java.awt.event.* ;
import java.net.* ;
import java.io.* ;
import javax.swing.* ;

public class Serverz extends Frame
{
  TextArea display ;

  public Serverz()
  {
    super( "serverz" ) ;
    display = new TextArea( 20, 5 ) ;
    add( "Center", display ) ;
    resize( 300, 150 ) ;
    show() ;
  }

  public void runserverz()
  {

    ServerSocket serve = null ;
    Socket connection ;
    OutputStream output = null ;

    BufferedReader input = null ;

    try
    {

      serve = new ServerSocket( 5003, 1000 ) ;
      while( true )
      {
        connection = serve.accept() ;
        display.setText( "\nConnection received" ) ;
        output = connection.getOutputStream() ;
        String s = new String( "Has connected\n" ) ;

        for( int i = 0 ; i < s.length() ; ++i )
          output.write( ( int )s.charAt( i ) ) ;

        display.appendText(
            "\nSent message" ) ;

        //receiving message from client
        input = new BufferedReader( new InputStreamReader( connection.
            getInputStream() ) ) ;
        String buffer = null ;
        while( ( buffer = input.readLine() ) != null )
          display.appendText( "\n" + buffer ) ;
      }
    } //end while
    catch( IOException e )
    {
      e.printStackTrace() ;
    }

  } //end while

//} //end main

  public static void main( String[] args )
  {
    Serverz main = new Serverz() ;
    main.runserverz();
  }
}
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TimYatesCommented:
I changed your classname to have a capital "S" too, as it makes it much easier for seeing what is a class, and what is a method...

You also didn't need Runnable
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TimYatesCommented:
This lets you close the frame too, to close the app, and close the serversocket:

--------------------

import java.awt.* ;
import java.awt.event.* ;
import java.net.* ;
import java.io.* ;
import javax.swing.* ;

public class Serverz extends Frame implements WindowListener
{
  TextArea display ;

  public Serverz()
  {
    super( "serverz" ) ;
    display = new TextArea( 20, 5 ) ;
    add( "Center", display ) ;
    resize( 300, 150 ) ;
    show() ;
    addWindowListener( this );
  }

  public void runserverz()
  {
    ServerSocket serve = null ;
    Socket connection ;
    OutputStream output = null ;

    BufferedReader input = null ;

    try
    {

      serve = new ServerSocket( 5003, 1000 ) ;
      while( true )
      {
        connection = serve.accept() ;
        display.setText( "\nConnection received" ) ;
        output = connection.getOutputStream() ;
        String s = new String( "Has connected\n" ) ;

        for( int i = 0 ; i < s.length() ; ++i )
          output.write( ( int )s.charAt( i ) ) ;

        display.appendText(
            "\nSent message" ) ;

        //receiving message from client
        input = new BufferedReader( new InputStreamReader( connection.
            getInputStream() ) ) ;
        String buffer = null ;
        while( ( buffer = input.readLine() ) != null )
          display.appendText( "\n" + buffer ) ;
      }
    } //end while
    catch( IOException e )
    {
      e.printStackTrace() ;
    }

  } //end runserverz

  // These operations are specified by the WindowListener interface so
  //  we must include them. However, they don't do anything in this
  //  do-nothing program
  public void windowClosed( WindowEvent e ){}
  public void windowOpened( WindowEvent e ){}
  public void windowDeiconified( WindowEvent e ){}
  public void windowIconified( WindowEvent e ){}
  public void windowDeactivated( WindowEvent e ){}
  public void windowActivated( WindowEvent e ){}

  /*
   windowClosing
   This operation is called in response to a windowClosing event. It should
   simply exit the program
   */
  public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e )
  {
    System.exit( 0 ) ;
  }

  public static void main( String[] args )
  {
    Serverz main = new Serverz() ;
    main.runserverz();
  }
}
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irish_paddyAuthor Commented:
Cheers for that. I want to start a seperate thread each time a client connects to the server, thats why i am implementing runnable
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TimYatesCommented:
http://www.acm.org/crossroads/xrds6-1/ovp61.html

shows how this can be achieved :-)

create a seperate runnable class that handles the socets when a connection is recieved :-)

Tim
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irish_paddyAuthor Commented:
I went to that site and it implements the thread on the client side, could you elaborate on how to apply threads to my program
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TimYatesCommented:
Why did I get a C grade?

Just wondering...

> it implements the thread on the client side

No, it creates a seperate thread for each client that connects...  

The threads are created on the server side...sorry I didn't answer sooner...I was at the pub...

Sorry I didn't help you solve your problems....just wondering if you can explain the grade... after all, C is;

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irish_paddyAuthor Commented:
Fair enough, I didnt know that was what c was, c is still a fairly good answer in my view.  I never read that definition of the c grade. I should have given more time, my fault, wont happen again. Thx for your help, it did help me eventually solve the problem
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