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017
018package org.apache.commons.net.discard;
019
020import java.io.OutputStream;
021
022import org.apache.commons.net.SocketClient;
023
024/**
025 * The DiscardTCPClient class is a TCP implementation of a client for the
026 * Discard protocol described in RFC 863.  To use the class, merely
027 * establish a connection with
028 * {@link org.apache.commons.net.SocketClient#connect  connect }
029 * and call {@link #getOutputStream  getOutputStream() } to
030 * retrieve the discard output stream.  Don't close the output stream
031 * when you're done writing to it.  Rather, call
032 * {@link org.apache.commons.net.SocketClient#disconnect  disconnect }
033 * to clean up properly.
034 *
035 * @see DiscardUDPClient
036 */
037
038public class DiscardTCPClient extends SocketClient
039{
040    /** The default discard port.  It is set to 9 according to RFC 863. */
041    public static final int DEFAULT_PORT = 9;
042
043    /**
044     * The default DiscardTCPClient constructor.  It merely sets the default
045     * port to <code> DEFAULT_PORT </code>.
046     */
047    public DiscardTCPClient ()
048    {
049        setDefaultPort(DEFAULT_PORT);
050    }
051
052    /**
053     * Returns an OutputStream through which you may write data to the server.
054     * You should NOT close the OutputStream when you're finished
055     * reading from it.  Rather, you should call
056     * {@link org.apache.commons.net.SocketClient#disconnect  disconnect }
057     * to clean up properly.
058     *
059     * @return An OutputStream through which you can write data to the server.
060     */
061    public OutputStream getOutputStream()
062    {
063        return _output_;
064    }
065}