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get the server name for the application

 
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Inside a WAR deployed to a server, I have a java utility type class (not servlet).  I want to identify the server name inside this java class.  How can I do that ?  
 
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Seems to me that "localhost" always points at the machine where the code is running. But perhaps you don't need a name which you'll use if you're going to make a TCP/IP connection to that machine? Perhaps you need it for some other purpose?
 
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