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One thing you could do is run an FTP batch job from a servlet using the Runtime.exec() method. However, doing will most likely tie your application to a particular platform, as this method makes a call to the host operating system.
You could also use a servlet to set up a web page with the ability to upload files to the server or download them from the server. [ February 18, 2005: Message edited by: Merrill Higginson ]