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Connecting through a lan

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Hey ranchers, Gotta little theory prob. Assume I created a socket on my computer.. So that i can have a stream based connection with it from another java application.. The two applications are in two computers connected by a lan. How can I connect the two application. Can just call the appropiate port through the lan.. (Like the internet) if so what would be the ip address. otherwise what method shall use.. Please guys.. I really need some help
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If you create a ServerSocket then other machines on your LAN should be able to connect to an ip address and port or machine name and port myworkstation:1234

Have you run through the Sun Network Tutorial? It's really quite good.
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