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any other protocols for servlets besides HTTP?

Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
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Hi:
I know that HttpServlet extends GenericServlet and similarly
the Request and Response have a generic parents as well.
I was wondering if there are any other known class which
extend GenericServlet. Not necessarily open source, but
has anyone heard of anyother implementations?
Any links/pointers/articles are greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
- satya

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Jimi Rock
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Joined: Feb 19, 2001
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Hi,
I think that no such classes.
What I am sure about is that servlets are designed to work within a request/response processing model in which a client sends a request message to a server and the server responds by sending back a reply message. Requests can come in the form of an :
HTTP
URL
FTP
more about servlet: http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Servlets/Fundamentals/servlets.html
I hope this helps.
Jimi.
Jimi Rock
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Note that all java classes and their methods are available in the following link: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/api/index.html
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040

Jimi:
Thanks for your response. I found what I am looking for.
As I understand, currently the API supports only HTTP
protocol, since it is mostly used etc etc.....
Also, protocols like SMTP, FTP, POP etc can be supported.
What caught my attn. was
[b]or a custom protocol.[/b
and this made me curious to ask if anyone has heard of any.
Thanks.
- satya
 
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