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Can my desktop PC be my server?

Bod Toki
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Hello,
I want to send and recieve data between my mobile phone and my desktop pc over an internet connection. I want the mobile phone to make a request on the pc which would in turn return a response to the mobile phone. I'm thinking that running a servlet on the internet in between the two devices would be a poor design as the pc would have to keep checking for requests on the server by the mobile phone. Please any help or suggestions?
Thanks.
William Brogden
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Although thats not the typical use of a servlet, there is no reason it could not generate a window on the desktop or perform some other kind of notification when a message is received. You would have to watch out for threading issues of course.

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