I'm writing a swing client that is deployed via Java Web Start and communicates to a backend weblogic server. My problem is that when I start the application I want to be able to communicate back to the server that application jnlp was launced from so I don't have to hard code the server in the client code.
For example. I have a .war file on the weblogic server that contains a web page which references the .jnlp file. The application launches fine from the .jnlp and is cached correctly, however, within the application I then want to talk to the server via j2ee but don't have the server name and port #. My thought is that it is in the .jnlp file locally since the .jnlp file is create using the webstart servlet code and contains the server name, but how can my app find this out?
That helped alot. After I posted the message I found a snippet of code that accesses BasicService to get the codebase but then I thought that there may be a possiblity that the .war file may be on a different server from the j2ee services so your response solves that.