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1 Networking with Java 1: The Client Side

2 Introduction to Networking

3 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 3Protocols Hi TCP connection reply Got the time? GET 2:00 time Hi TCP connection request

4 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 4 Networking as Layers Application (HTTP, FTP) DATA Transport (TCP,UDP) HEADERDATA Network (IP) HEADER DATA Link (LINK) HEADER DATA

5 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 5 TCP ( Transmission-Control Protocol) Enables symmetric byte-stream transmission between two endpoints (applications) Reliable communication channel TCP perform these tasks: –connection establishment by handshake (relatively slow) –division to numbered packets (transferred by IP) –error correction of packets (checksum) –acknowledgement and retransmission of packets –connection termination by handshake

6 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 6 UDP (User Datagram Protocol) Enables direct datagram (packet) transmission from one endpoint to another No reliability (except for data correction) –sender does not wait for acknowledgements –arrival order is not guaranteed –arrival is not guaranteed Used when speed is essential, even in cost of reliability –e.g., streaming media, games, Internet telephony, etc.

7 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 7Ports A computer may have several applications that communicate with applications on remote computers through the same physical connection to the network When receiving a packet, how can the computer tell which application is the destination? Solution: each channel endpoint is assigned a unique port that is known to both the computer and the other endpoint

8 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 8 Ports (cont) Thus, an endpoint application on the Internet is identified by –A host name → 32 bits IP-address –A 16 bits port Why don’t we specify the port in a Web browser?

9 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 9 Known Ports Some known ports are –20, 21: FTP –22: SSH –23: TELNET –25: SMTP –110: POP3 –80: HTTP –119: NNTP 21 23 25 110 80 119 Client Application web browser mail client

10 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 10Sockets A socket is a construct that represents one end- point of a two-way communication channel between two programs running on the network Using sockets, the OS provides processes a file- like access to the channel –i.e., sockets are allocated a file descriptor, and processes can access (read/write) the socket by specifying that descriptor A specific socket is identified by the machine's IP and a port within that machine

11 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 11 Sockets (cont) A socket stores the IP and port number of the other end-point computer of the channel When writing to a socket, the written bytes are sent to the other computer and port (e.g., over TCP/IP) –That is, remote IP and port are attached to the packets When OS receives packets on the network, it uses their destination port to decide which socket should get the received bytes

12 Java Sockets Low-Level Networking

13 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 13 Java Sockets Java wraps OS sockets (over TCP) by the objects of class new Socket(String remoteHost, int remotePort) creates a TCP socket and connects it to the remote host on the remote port (hand shake) Write and read using streams: – InputStream getInputStream() – OutputStream getOutputStream()

14 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 14 A Socket Example import*; import*; public class SimpleSocket { public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {... next slide... }

15 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 15 Socket socket = new Socket("", 80); InputStream istream = socket.getInputStream(); OutputStream ostream = socket.getOutputStream(); String request = "GET /~dbi/admin.html HTTP/1.1\r\n" + "Host:\r\n" + "Connection: close\r\n\r\n"; ostream.write(request.getBytes()); byte[] response = new byte[4096]; int bytesRead = -1; while ((bytesRead = >= 0) { System.out.write(response, 0, bytesRead); } socket.close(); Needed for forwarding for example

16 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 16Timeout You can set timeout values to blocking method read() of Socket Use the method socket. setSoTimeout(milliseconds) If timeout is reached before the method returns, is thrown Read more about Socket ClassSocket Class

17 Java Sockets and HTTP

18 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 18 HTTP Message Structure A HTTP message has the following structure: Request/Status-Line \r\n Header1: value1 \r\n Header2: value2 \r\n... HeaderN: valueN \r\n \r\n Message-Body

19 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 19 Reading HTTP Messages Several ways to interpret the bytes of the body –Binary: images, compressed files, class files,... –Text: ASCII, Latin-1, UTF-8,... Commonly, applications parse the headers of the message, and process the body according to the information supplied by the headers –E.g., Content-Type, Content-Encoding, Transfer- Encoding

20 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 20 An Example

21 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 21 Parsing the Headers So how are the headers themselves represented? Headers of a HTTP message must be in US-ASCII format (1 byte per character)

22 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 22 Example: Extracting the Headers Socket socket = new Socket(argv[0], 80); InputStream istream = socket.getInputStream(); OutputStream ostream = socket.getOutputStream(); String request = "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\n" + "Host: " + argv[0] + "\r\n" + "Connection: close\r\n\r\n"; ostream.write(request.getBytes()); StringBuffer headers = new StringBuffer(); int byteRead = 0; while ( !endOfHeaders(headers) && (byteRead = >= 0) { headers.append((char) byteRead); } System.out.print(headers); socket.close();

23 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 23 Example: Extracting the Headers (cont) public static boolean endOfHeaders(StringBuffer headers) { int lastIndex = headers.length() - 1; if (lastIndex < 3 || headers.charAt(lastIndex) != '\n') return false; return (headers.substring(lastIndex - 3, lastIndex + 1).equals("\r\n\r\n")); } Why did we (inefficiently) read one byte at a time? Is there any way to avoid this inefficiency?

24 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 24 Persistent Connections According to HTTP/1.1, a server does not have to close the connection after fulfilling your request One connection (socket) can be used for several requests and responses send more requests –even while earlier responses are being transferred (pipelining) –saves “slow start” time How can the client know when one response ends and a new one begins? To avoid persistency, require explicitly by the header Connection: close

25 Parsing URLs

26 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 26 Query Protocol Host Name Port Number File Name Reference Working with URLs URL (Uniform/Universal Resource Locator): a reference (address) to a resource on the Internet

27 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 27 The Class URL The class URL is used for parsing URLs Constructing URLs: –URL w3c1 = new URL(""); –URL w3c2 = new URL("http","",80,"TR/"); –URL w3c3 = new URL(w3c2, "xhtml1/"); If the string is not an absolute URL, then it is considered relative to the URL

28 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 28 Parsing URLs The following methods of URL can be used for parsing URLs getProtocol(), getHost(), getPort(), getPath(), getFile(), getQuery(), getRef() Read more about URL ClassURL Class

29 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 29URLEncoder Contains a utility method encode for converting a string into an encoded format (used in URLs, e.g. for searches) To convert a string, each char is examined in turn: –Space is converted into a plus sign + –a-z, A-Z, 0-9,., -, * and _ remain the same. –The bytes of all special characters are replaced by hexadecimal numbers, preceded with % To decode an encoded string, use decode() of the class URLDecoder Read more about URLEncoder ClassURLEncoder Class

30 Class URLConnection High-Level Networking

31 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 31 The class URLConnection To establish the actual resource, we can use the object URLConnection obtained by url.openConnection() If the protocol of the URL is HTTP, the returned object is of class HttpURLConnection This class encapsulates all socket management and HTTP directions required to obtain the resource Read more about URLConnection ClassURLConnection Class

32 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 32 public class ContentExtractor { public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception { URL url = new URL(argv[0]); System.out.println("Host: " + url.getHost()); System.out.println("Protocol: " + url.getProtocol()); System.out.println("----"); URLConnection con = url.openConnection(); InputStream stream = con.getInputStream(); byte[] data = new byte[4096]; int bytesRead = 0; while((>=0) { System.out.write(data,0,bytesRead); }}}

33 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 33 About URLConnection The life cycle of a URLConnection object has two parts: –Before actual connection establishment Connection configuration –After actual connection establishment Content retrieval Passage from the first phase to the second is implicit –A result of calling some committing methods, like getDate()

34 DBI 2008 HUJI-CS 34 About HttpURLConnection The HttpURLConnection class encapsulates all HTTP transaction over sockets, e.g., –Content decoding –Redirection –Proxy indirection You can control requests by its methods –setRequestMethod, setFollowRedirects, setRequestProperty,... Read more about HttpURLConnection ClassHttpURLConnection Class

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