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New To JSP and servlets

hennie louw
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HI I just want to know if you have an applet that communicates with a servlet , what do you need on your server to make it work, we have an apache web server, will it work on it or not?

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William Brogden
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You can install the Tomcat servlet engine with Apache and it should work. Somewhere around Javaranch is some example code for transmitting a serialized object between applet and servlet.
Tim Holloway
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Apache doesn't process J2EE directly - you configure it to pass JSP and servlet requests to Tomcat (or whatever J2EE server you like). There's a Tomcat-Apache HOWTO at The simplest of the several ways to do is is via mod_jk and the ajp13 connector - for me, anyway.
The magic word to look for to get a client-side applet to talk to a server is "URLConnection".

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