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020package org.apache.mina.transport.socket;
021
022import java.net.InetSocketAddress;
023
024import org.apache.mina.core.service.IoConnector;
025
026/**
027 * {@link IoConnector} for socket transport (TCP/IP).
028 *
029 * @author <a href="http://mina.apache.org">Apache MINA Project</a>
030 */
031public interface SocketConnector extends IoConnector {
032    /**
033     * @return the default remote InetSocketAddress to connect to when no argument
034     * is specified in {@link #connect()} method.
035     * This method overrides the {@link IoConnector#getDefaultRemoteAddress()} method.
036     */
037    InetSocketAddress getDefaultRemoteAddress();
038
039    /**
040     * @return the default configuration of the new SocketSessions created by 
041     * this connect service.
042     */
043    SocketSessionConfig getSessionConfig();
044    
045    /**
046     * Sets the default remote InetSocketAddress to connect to when no argument is
047     * specified in {@link #connect()} method.
048     * This method overrides the {@link IoConnector#setDefaultRemoteAddress(java.net.SocketAddress)} method.
049     * 
050     * @param remoteAddress The remote address to set
051     */
052    void setDefaultRemoteAddress(InetSocketAddress remoteAddress);
053}