Establishing a Datagram Communication Link

This section describes how to establish a datagram communication link. A server application runs a datagram socket in listen mode and a client application connects a client socket to the server socket.

To establish a datagram communication link, one application program must act as a receiver, create a datagram socket with a given local port number, and set the datagram socket in the receiving mode waiting for a datagram to arrive.

With receiver program running and waiting for a datagram to arrive, the other program can now act as a sender, create a datagram socket with a given local port number, prepare a datagram with the remote address and port number in in, and send it over.

J2SDK offers two main classes to support datagram communication:

1. with methods:

2. representing the datagram with methods:

The following diagram shows steps involved in sending a datagram from one program to another program using the methods provided by DatagramSocket and DatagramPacket classes:

       Sender Program              Receiver Program
       Internet Address #a         Internet Address #b
Step   Available Port #p           Available Port #q

1                                  ds = new DatagramSocket(#b+#q)
2                                  dp = new DatagramPacket()
3                                  ds.receive(dp)
4      ds = new DatagramSocket()   (waiting)
5      dp = new DataPacket()       (waiting)
6      dp.setAddress()             (waiting)
7      dp.setPort()                (waiting)
8      dp.setData()                (waiting)
9      ds.send(dp)                 (receiving datagram)
10                                 (dp is ready)

Last update: 2014.

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