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Triggering a java app on the server.

Michael Mendelson
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I have an analysis program, written in Java, which just needs to be "triggered" on a server. It generates static HTML and images. It's not written as a servlet, but of course could be.
Here are the questions:
Does my client need to purchase an add-on servlet engine such as JRUN in order to interface a java app with their server? They currently use IIS, but that situation might change.
If so, does anyone know of a way to simply "trigger" a java application on the server? Hopefully without major security issues.
Thanks in advance.
William Brogden
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If their server is already set up to run (for instance) Perl for CGI scripts you could execute your analysis program with a Perl script.
You could also run your program from a Java servlet. The free Tomcat servlet engine can be attached to IIS.
Bill
 
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