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Webservice Responses

 
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Hopefully this is a pretty simple one... How does a webservice know where to send a response?

I mean if you had 10 browsers all sending requests to the same webservice on the same port, how does it know which browser to send which response back to?

I ask because I need to intercept a request to a webservice, analyse the contents of the request and send back an appropriate response myself (bypassing the webservice altogether) but I may potentially have several requests from different locations all coming in at once.
 
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Web service container will keep a socket connect for the communication.
 
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... which means you will need to analyze the TCP stream, and become familiar with TCP sequence numbers. A tool like Ethereal can be very helpful in this regard.

This sounds like a hack, though. Can't you piggy-back on the WS by using a JAX-RPC handler?
 
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