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Using Http Client Inside Thread

import org.apache.commons.httpclient.URI;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.GetMethod;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HostConfiguration;

public class UsingHttpClientInsideThread {

  public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {

    HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
    client.getParams().setParameter("http.useragent", "Test Client");

    HostConfiguration host = new HostConfiguration();
    host.setHost(new URI("http://localhost:8080", true));

    // first Get a big file
    MethodThread bigDataThread =  new MethodThread(client, host, "/big_movie.wmv");


    // next try and get a small file
    MethodThread normalThread = new MethodThread(client, host, "/");


class MethodThread extends Thread {

  private HttpClient client;
  private HostConfiguration host;

  private GetMethod method;

  public MethodThread(HttpClient client, HostConfiguration host, String resource) {
    this.client = client; = host;
    this.method = new GetMethod(resource);

  public void run() {
    System.err.println("Connecting to: " + host);
      client.executeMethod(host, method);
    } catch(Exception e) {
    } finally {

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