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- 05-07-2011, 02:36 PM #1Member
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Cannot connect to Java HTTP Server from external client
Hi, I'm creating a personal tool that serves files through HTTP in Java. For the HTTP Server part I'm using the com.sun.net.httpserver.HttpServer package. When I connect from my own PC using either localhost or the external hostname, it works, but when I try to connect from an external client to it, it just doesn't. I'd also like to mention that the java default policies file hasn't ever been modified and that I'm behind a router, and that the port is properly forwarded. I tried modifying the policies file but I didn't have any success, although I don't know if the settings were correct or if they got applied, and I read a thread in which there was a similar problem, but using rmi which has been solved by setting the java.rmi.server.hostname system property, but I don't think this is also available in my case because the server uses TCP.
I also tried disabling the firewall, but still no luck.
Just so this is clear. The client is any browser, so there shouldn't be any problems there.
Here's the code that initializes the server:
Settings settings = Controller.getInstance().getModel().getSettings(); int port = settings.getHTTP_PORT(); server = HttpServer.create(new InetSocketAddress(port), 20); String cachepath = settings.getCachepath(); if(!cachepath.startsWith("/")) cachepath = "/"+cachepath; server.createContext(cachepath, new HTTPServerHandler()); server.start();
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