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Client-to-Server file upload using servlet

Sandeep Parmar

Joined: Aug 06, 2008
Posts: 10
Hi Experts,
Can anyone tell me will the following code work for client-to-server file upload? Its working fine in a environment where client and server are on same machine. Somebody told me that FileInputStream does not work for client-server env. What is the solution...anyone? Thank you.

public void doPost(HttpServletRequest httpservletrequest, HttpServletResponse httpservletresponse)
throws ServletException, IOException
String srcDir = "/Users/Downloads";
String destDir = "/Users/workspace/server/devel/soa/web/WEB-INF";
String filName = "photo.jpg";
String newName = "xyz.jpg";

try {
BufferedInputStream bis = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(srcDir + File.separator + filName));
BufferedOutputStream bos = new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(destDir + File.separator + newName));
byte[] buf = new byte[1024];
int len;
while ((len = > 0) {
bos.write(buf, 0, len);
} catch(IOException ioe) {
logger.error("IOEeception in UploadServlet = " + ioe.getMessage());
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Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63867

No. it will not work.

For file uploading you need to send the file as part of a multi-part request. See the JSP FAQ entry on this subject for more information.
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