Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.net
Class ProxySelector

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.net.ProxySelector

public abstract class ProxySelector
extends Object

Selects the proxy server to use, if any, when connecting to the network resource referenced by a URL. A proxy selector is a concrete sub-class of this class and is registered by invoking the setDefault method. The currently registered proxy selector can be retrieved by calling getDefault method.

When a proxy selector is registered, for instance, a subclass of URLConnection class should call the select method for each URL request so that the proxy selector can decide if a direct, or proxied connection should be used. The select method returns an iterator over a collection with the preferred connection approach.

If a connection cannot be established to a proxy (PROXY or SOCKS) servers then the caller should call the proxy selector's connectFailed method to notify the proxy selector that the proxy server is unavailable.

Since:
1.5

Constructor Summary
ProxySelector()
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  void connectFailed(URI uri, SocketAddress sa, IOException ioe)
          Called to indicate that a connection could not be established to a proxy/socks server.
static ProxySelector getDefault()
          Gets the system-wide proxy selector.
abstract  List<Proxy> select(URI uri)
          Selects all the applicable proxies based on the protocol to access the resource with and a destination address to access the resource at.
static void setDefault(ProxySelector ps)
          Sets (or unsets) the system-wide proxy selector.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ProxySelector

public ProxySelector()
Method Detail

getDefault

public static ProxySelector getDefault()
Gets the system-wide proxy selector.

Returns:
the system-wide ProxySelector
Throws:
SecurityException - If a security manager has been installed and it denies NetPermission("getProxySelector")
Since:
1.5
See Also:
setDefault(ProxySelector)

setDefault

public static void setDefault(ProxySelector ps)
Sets (or unsets) the system-wide proxy selector. Note: non-standard protocol handlers may ignore this setting.

Parameters:
ps - The HTTP proxy selector, or null to unset the proxy selector.
Throws:
SecurityException - If a security manager has been installed and it denies NetPermission("setProxySelector")
Since:
1.5
See Also:
getDefault()

select

public abstract List<Proxy> select(URI uri)
Selects all the applicable proxies based on the protocol to access the resource with and a destination address to access the resource at. The format of the URI is defined as follow:

Parameters:
uri - The URI that a connection is required to
Returns:
a List of Proxies. Each element in the the List is of type Proxy; when no proxy is available, the list will contain one element of type Proxy that represents a direct connection.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if either argument is null

connectFailed

public abstract void connectFailed(URI uri,
                                   SocketAddress sa,
                                   IOException ioe)
Called to indicate that a connection could not be established to a proxy/socks server. An implementation of this method can temporarily remove the proxies or reorder the sequence of proxies returned by select(String, String), using the address and they kind of IOException given.

Parameters:
uri - The URI that the proxy at sa failed to serve.
sa - The socket address of the proxy/SOCKS server
ioe - The I/O exception thrown when the connect failed.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if either argument is null

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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