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Thread: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

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    Default Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    Hello friends, I have written a program which opens up a socket on port 514. This is to accept and save logs from my wireless WAP54G router. I would like to eventually be able to use a buffered reader so I can stream the input into log files locally, but I can't seem to establish a connection. The connection eventually times out, and the program exits. Here is what I have:

    import java.io.*;
    import java.net.*;
     
    public class KnockServer {
     
    	public static void main(String args[]) {
     
    		KnockServer server = new KnockServer();
    		server.mainLoop();
    	}
     
    	public void mainLoop() {
     
    		try {
    			ServerSocket server = new ServerSocket(514);
    			server.setSoTimeout(100000);
    			System.out.println("Success!");
    			while (true) {
    				Socket connection = server.accept();
    				BufferedInputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
    				InputStreamReader inputReader = new InputStreamReader(in);
    				StringBuffer process = new StringBuffer();
     
    				connection.close();
    				server.close();
    			}
    		}
    		catch (IOException e) {
    			System.out.println("Couldn't!");
    			System.err.println(e.getMessage());
     
    		}
    		catch (SecurityException e) {
    			System.err.println(e.getMessage());
    		}
    	}
    }

    Things to note: I am running Eclipse on Ubuntu. I am running the program with super user privileges. I have another program that somebody else has written in C, which opens up port 514 that does establish a connection, and I am able to see what the router is sending.

    If anybody notices anything wrong with what I have written and could please give me a direction I would appreciate it. Also, if anybody else has any suggestions of what else it could be related to, that would be helpful as well.
    Last edited by vanDarg; April 1st, 2011 at 05:50 PM.
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    Default Re: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    Any exceptions raised? The timeout value is set, so if nothing is accepted by the ServerSocket during the timeout period a SocketTimeoutException should be thrown.

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    Default Re: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    Sorry, I forgot to list the exception. After it times out, I do get a timed out exception:

    Success!
    Couldn't!
    Accept timed out
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    Default Re: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    There's your problem then - seems like nothing is coming from the other side. Are you sure that port is being used during the duration of the program execution?

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    Default Re: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    Yeah it definitely is, I have a similar program written in C and it receives information and displays it in my terminal and log files. When I run this other program all I have to do is disconnect and reconnect to my network to get something sent from the router. When I do this in the program I am writing in Java nothing happens. This is why I am confused.
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    Default Re: Creating a ServerSocket - Trying to save logs from a Wireless Linksys Router

    Thanks for your help, I was able to come up with a solution. The router was sending UDP packets, not TCP packets. Further, it was timing out because UDP differs from TCP in that UDP does not create a direct connection between the two, rather it sends data out into the network whether or not there is a receiving computer. This link explains the difference very well if anyone is interested. I implemented the DatagramSocket class which is designed for UDP and my program works great. Thanks again for the input, and here is the solution:

    import java.io.*;
    import java.net.*;
     
    public class KnockServer {
     
    	public static void main(String args[]) throws IOException {
     
    		KnockServer server = new KnockServer();
    		server.mainLoop();
    	}
     
    	public void mainLoop() throws IOException {
     
    		DatagramSocket aSocket = null;
    		try {
    			aSocket = new DatagramSocket(514);
     
    			System.out.println("Success, opened port 514...");
     
    			byte[] buf = new byte[256];
     
    			while (true) {
    				DatagramPacket packet = new DatagramPacket(buf, buf.length);
    				aSocket.receive(packet);
    				System.out.println("Recieved a packet...");
    				String sentence = new String(packet.getData());
    				System.out.println(sentence);
    			}
    		}
    		catch (IOException e) {
    			System.err.println(e.getMessage());
     
    		}
    		catch (SecurityException e) {
    			System.err.println(e.getMessage());
    		}
    		finally {
    			aSocket.close();
    		}
     
    	}
    }
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