NetworkChannel

public interface NetworkChannel implements Channel
Known Indirect Subclasses

A channel to a network socket.

A channel that implements this interface is a channel to a network socket. The bind method is used to bind the socket to a local address, the getLocalAddress method returns the address that the socket is bound to, and the setOption and getOption methods are used to set and query socket options. An implementation of this interface should specify the socket options that it supports.

The bind and setOption methods that do not otherwise have a value to return are specified to return the network channel upon which they are invoked. This allows method invocations to be chained. Implementations of this interface should specialize the return type so that method invocations on the implementation class can be chained.

Public Method Summary

abstract NetworkChannel
bind(SocketAddress local)
Binds the channel's socket to a local address.
abstract SocketAddress
getLocalAddress()
Returns the socket address that this channel's socket is bound to, or null if the socket is not bound.
abstract <T> T
getOption(SocketOption<T> name)
Returns the value of a socket option.
abstract <T> NetworkChannel
setOption(SocketOption<T> name, T value)
Sets the value of a socket option.
abstract Set<SocketOption<?>>
supportedOptions()
Returns a set of the socket options supported by this channel.

Inherited Method Summary

Public Methods

public abstract NetworkChannel bind (SocketAddress local)

Binds the channel's socket to a local address.

This method is used to establish an association between the socket and a local address. Once an association is established then the socket remains bound until the channel is closed. If the local parameter has the value null then the socket will be bound to an address that is assigned automatically.

Parameters
local The address to bind the socket, or null to bind the socket to an automatically assigned socket address
Returns
  • This channel
Throws
AlreadyBoundException If the socket is already bound
UnsupportedAddressTypeException If the type of the given address is not supported
ClosedChannelException If the channel is closed
IOException If some other I/O error occurs
SecurityException If a security manager is installed and it denies an unspecified permission. An implementation of this interface should specify any required permissions.

public abstract SocketAddress getLocalAddress ()

Returns the socket address that this channel's socket is bound to, or null if the socket is not bound.

Where the channel is bound to an Internet Protocol socket address then the return value from this method is of type InetSocketAddress.

Returns
  • The socket address that the socket is bound to, or null if the channel's socket is not bound
Throws
ClosedChannelException If the channel is closed
IOException If an I/O error occurs

public abstract T getOption (SocketOption<T> name)

Returns the value of a socket option.

Parameters
name The socket option
Returns
  • The value of the socket option. A value of null may be a valid value for some socket options.
Throws
UnsupportedOperationException If the socket option is not supported by this channel
ClosedChannelException If this channel is closed
IOException If an I/O error occurs
See Also
  • StandardSocketOptions

public abstract NetworkChannel setOption (SocketOption<T> name, T value)

Sets the value of a socket option.

Parameters
name The socket option
value The value of the socket option. A value of null may be a valid value for some socket options.
Returns
  • This channel
Throws
UnsupportedOperationException If the socket option is not supported by this channel
IllegalArgumentException If the value is not a valid value for this socket option
ClosedChannelException If this channel is closed
IOException If an I/O error occurs
See Also
  • StandardSocketOptions

public abstract Set<SocketOption<?>> supportedOptions ()

Returns a set of the socket options supported by this channel.

This method will continue to return the set of options even after the channel has been closed.

Returns
  • A set of the socket options supported by this channel