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I'm coding a server app in Java.

I wrote data receive part in server like this:
String s;
in = new DataInputStream(client.getInputStream());


And below this code after some other processings...
  while ((i = in.read()) != -1) {
                    s = s + (char) i;
                }
System.out.println("OK! We received data part");

This code never prints out  "OK! We received data part" till I close connection from client!
Why?

So how can I read data from inputStream?

Thanks from now!
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Question by:CSecurity
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by:Ajay-Singh
ID: 18058921
read is blocking call, will wait untill it receives data from client
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ID: 18058923
it happens when
a. client closes the connection
b. you close the OutputStream of client
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by:Ajay-Singh
ID: 18058926
You should define boundry of the request and read till that point.
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by:CSecurity
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b. you close the OutputStream of client
How? My client is coded in VB6.

And is there another call or reading method which can leave in inputstream?
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by:CSecurity
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P.S please tell me exit while code.... (in while how can I exit) in VB I write-> exit for. exit do or...

Thanks
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by:Ajay-Singh
ID: 18058949
Not sure how you can close output fd in VB. If you are expecting data from the client in terms of line, you can use readLine() function
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by:CSecurity
ID: 18058951
how to exit while() loop? I should use return?
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by:marchent
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ID: 18059098
suppose u wanna break when i = -1, then use this code

while( ...condition..)
{
   if(i == -1) break;
}

it will get u out from while loop

~marchent~
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by:Ajay-Singh
ID: 18059872
Assuming that from VB program, you are trying to send the commands line by line,
i would suggest to use the following:

String command = in.readLine();
// Work on the command

Do NOT read char by char
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by:girionis
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> how to exit while() loop? I should use return?

You can use return if you want ot return a value, you can even use it to exit the loop (and also the whole method). If you only want to exit the loop follow marchent's suggestion a use break;
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