Re: Broken pipe (SocketException) despite activity

"Stefan Weber" <>
21 Aug 2006 09:38:03 -0700

I have a problem with a socket connection. I open a connection to the
server, send some data and close it again. So far, so good. The problem
arises when I want to send more data (eg. 50kbyte). In such a case, the
Client always terminates with a SocketException and the message "broken
pipe". The server is fine (or at least there is no exception).

If you closed the connection, then you need to open a new socket
before you can send more data.

If that's not the problem then you need to post your code.

This is not the problem.

I extracted the problematic code. The client is:

public class Client
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        byte[] sendData = new byte[1024];
        byte[] rcvData = new byte[8];
        try {
            // connect to the node
            Socket socket = new Socket("", 5452);
            InputStream is = socket.getInputStream();
            OutputStream os = socket.getOutputStream();

            for(int i = 0; i < 50; i++) {
        } catch (Exception e) {

and the server:

public class Server {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
        Socket socket = null;
        InputStream is = null;
        OutputStream os = null;
        ServerSocket serverSocket = new ServerSocket(5452);

        // accept connections until thread is terminated
        while (true) {
            socket = serverSocket.accept();

            // if something tried to connect
            is = socket.getInputStream();
            os = socket.getOutputStream();

            byte[] b = new byte[1024];
            byte[] a = new byte[8];

            for (int i = 0; i < 50; i++) {

    } catch (Exception e) {

I know this code doesn't really make sense. But it's taken out of
context to illustrate the problem (which of course still exists). After
a few read/writes, the mentioned error occurs.

Thanks and regards,

Stefan Weber

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