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Servlet or RMI....?? Confused..

Vishwas Hegde
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 212
Hi,
I am really confused... I need to do one of the following project
1. web server
2. mail server
3.proxy server
4.print server
and the thing is i dont know ANY THING abt sevlets or RMI. Some people say its better to do using RMI and some people say Servlets. Please tell me what to do... which one is easier??
Hey and one more thing... i installed jsdk2.1 but i am not able to run the servlet programs.
Please tell me in detail abt compiling and running sevlet program. And also tell me from where can i get the latest version of jsdk. I tried to download it from java.sun.com but it says some error occured while transferring the file..!!!
i have saved all my servlet programs under "prog " dir ie c:\prog> - - -
Waiting for your reply
Regards
Vishwas
SCJP 1.4
Ali Gohar
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 572
Try to read about the Servlets and RMI first, then you will be able to judge which is suitable for you.
Java Programmer
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Joined: Apr 20, 2004
Posts: 9
Originally posted by Vishwas Hegde:
Hi,
You have to run tomcat server or Websphere server on your machine.
to check this you can type in your browser http://localhost:8080 in case of Tomcat server it will provide you help
I am really confused... I need to do one of the following project
1. web server
2. mail server
3.proxy server
4.print server
and the thing is i dont know ANY THING abt sevlets or RMI. Some people say its better to do using RMI and some people say Servlets. Please tell me what to do... which one is easier??
Hey and one more thing... i installed jsdk2.1 but i am not able to run the servlet programs.
Please tell me in detail abt compiling and running sevlet program. And also tell me from where can i get the latest version of jsdk. I tried to download it from java.sun.com but it says some error occured while transferring the file..!!!
i have saved all my servlet programs under "prog " dir ie c:\prog> - - -
Waiting for your reply
Regards
Vishwas
SCJP 1.4


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wally fer
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Joined: Apr 28, 2004
Posts: 5
To run servlet you need servlet container....
Download Tomcat and install it.
After installing run this http://localhost:8080/ on your browser..if there is a home page that indicates your web server is working fine.
Contact me after that ....
 
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