Well evidently "Java Secure Socket Extension" has to do with sockets. So I'm not sure why it's being asked about in the Threads forum. I'd move this to Socekts, but I see someone has already moved an identical post of yours there. please don't post the same thing in multiple forums; it wastes time when people don't know what's already been said about the question in other forums. And please thy to find an appropriate forum for your questions. Follow-up here please. Thanks.