I need to write and read to a file server from a distributed servlet. (I happen to be using macs for both the app servers and the file server).
Can I use the File class?
If so do I use a URI or a conventional absolute pathname to specify the file?
What would be the pathname or uri be if the shared directory I'm reading and writing to is /data, the server name is blue, and the ip address is 10.1.1.2? Do file servers use a port number? If so then assume it's 9999.
How much slower will this be then using a local drive? (I don't think this is feasible with a distributed app)