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smtp,ftp protocol in Tomcat

Ingoba Ningthoujam
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can we use smtp,ftp protocol in Tomcat?
Ulf Dittmer
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Are you talking about a servlet making SMTP/FTP connections, or are you talking about accessing Tomcat via SMTP/FTP instead of HTTP?

If the former, then the answer is yes. You can use the JavaMail API for making SMTP connections, and the Jakarta Commons Net library for FTP connections.

If the latter, then this is only theoretically possible. This FAQ page has more detail about why that is so.
[ December 07, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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Neerav Narielwala
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Ben Souther
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Neerav Narielwala,

This sounds more like an ad for a product than a answer to the original poster's question.

To answer the original question:
Tomcat is not an FTP or SMTP server but (as Ulf has mentioned) there is nothing stopping an application developer from using the various libraries available to add an FTP Client or SMTP client to their own webapps.


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