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Hello, I am wondering how to call operating specific API functions. The JVM doesn obviously not know anything about them, so I thought about writing a native component that calls the low-level API (e.g. a windows DLL), and then call the exported DLL from within my java class. But how ? Via RMI ? How can I export a function from a native component so that a java class can invoke it ?