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Posted on 2004-04-11
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I am having some difficulty sending an http get request to the server through a socket connection, downloading binary data located in a relative folder on the server and then writing it to a local file.

sock = new Socket(server, port);
in = new DataInputStream(sock.getInputStream());
out = new DataOutputStream(sock.getOutputStream());

String request = "GET /folder/folder/datafile HTTP 1.0\r\n\r\n";
//then i send the get request to the server
out.writeBytes(request);

The problem is that I when i go to read the response from the socket into a byte array and write the bytearray to the file; the data either is not written at all (filesize is 0) or in some cases the data is partially written.  Is there something I am doing wrong with the get request?  Any comments would be appreciated.  Thanks
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Question by:aomega
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Tommy Braas earned 125 total points
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I suggest that you use the URL class instead of rolling your own. See http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/net/URL.html

URL url = new URL("http", server, port, "/folder/folder/datafile");
Object theContent = url.getContent();
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You can use a library that deals with HTTP.  This one is very good!
http://www.innovation.ch/java/HTTPClient/
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