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    Neptunes07 is offline Member
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    Default Socket coding

    hey i'm using eclipse in one of my modules at university. i'm getting an error every time I run this code below. the error occurs on the socket. I've put the the errors in red can anyone help please

    package UDP;


    public class receivingUDP {

    public static void main (String []args)throws Exception{
    InetAddress address = InetAddress.getLocalHost();
    int port = 8888;
    byte[] buffer = new byte[256];
    DatagramPacket packet =
    new DatagramPacket(buffer, buffer.length,
    address, port);
    // Receive data
    // Copy data from the packet to a String
    String received =
    new String(packet.getData(), 0,
    System.out.println("Received: " +

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    marclurr is offline Member
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    The error is because you've never actually declared and instantiated a Socket object. What is this class supposed to do?

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