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Any way to avoid changing java.policy?

Chengwei Lee
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I've an applet that calls a DLL file in the Windows system32 folder. For JRE 5/6, is there a way to avoid doing this? Or is there a better alternative?



Using IE 6/7, Windows 2000 Professional and/or Windows XP SP2.


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Ulf Dittmer
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The alternative would be to sign the applet: HowCanAnAppletReadFilesOnTheLocalFileSystem
Chengwei Lee
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The applet had been signed. It's calling the DLL via JNI. We can't get it to work without the java.policy. Or are we missing something here?
Ulf Dittmer
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It might be necessary to run the code as privileged code. See HowCanAnAppletReadFilesOnTheLocalFileSystem for how to do that.
 
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