This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Using tomcat on NT4.0, and cygwin perl is being used since it implements the perl alarm() fcn on windows. The servlet can invoke the script using: Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(theScript); the script starts, does a dns lookup and some ftp commands succeesfully but hangs once it starts doing an ftp put. Works if I put the command line in a ".bat" file and execute "start name.bat" above but I need the exit value of the script.