Non-blocking sockets?

Discussion in 'Java' started by fishfry, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. fishfry

    fishfry Guest

    I need to write a batch program that listens for commands on a socket
    .... in other words the main loop is

    check socket for special command
    handle request if present
    else do next iteration of normal batch processing.

    On a Unix system in C or Perl I'd use select() with a non-blocking

    Can I do the equivalent in Java?

    Or if not, would I listen for socket requests in a separate thread? That
    seems like a Java-ish way to do it.
    fishfry, Feb 7, 2005
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  2. fishfry

    Aquila Deus Guest

    Read about java.nio.* (Selector, SelectionKey, SelectionChannel, ...)

    But I would simply use a separate thread or non-blocking IO with sleep
    (similiar to select()'s impl on non-SMP sys)
    Aquila Deus, Feb 7, 2005
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