Hello Friends, I would like to know if there is any way of achieving asynchronous communication from java to a URL(i.e. servlet). I have a java method from which I shall post some information to a url(by opening a url connection) and keep going without waiting for response from the url. I would like to know if a POST request is synchronous or asynchronous. If the url takes 10 minutes to process the request(for example :-)), my java code is impatient to wait that long. It just wants to post the data and continue without caring for the response from the url. (I know that messaging architecture could be used here. However, do not want to go into such complications in the architecture.) Just tell me what happens if I do the following: 1. I open a url connection from java code. 2. Post data to the url from java code (the url starts processing data...). 3. I close the connection (the url has not finished processing yet). 4. I continue with rest of my java code. Do you guys think that this would achieve my purpose. Any takers or am I a plain stupid?