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Subject Re: Re: Making a connection to the client
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT

As for using applets to do this sort of thing, that's complete nonsense - applets can only
access files in the web server from which they were downloaded, and NOT files in the client's


>I think there is one way where you can cater your needs.
>Running Ftp Server on the client!!. Yes you can ask your client to download 
>a reliable ftp server.(either you provide it, one available is warftd in 
>market as freeware)
>Then guide the user to configure as mentioned by you. Then through 
>application ask him to provide the password he put for this ftpserver.
>Your application using the remote user (make sure this should be user name 
>for the ftp server too), and using the password provided by him connect
>to the ftp server and fetch all the files in the directory it was given access.
>Hope this sounds little funny but we have implemented in one of our 
>applications and been successful in it.
>Of course there is second one, universally known, is thru Applets, and 
>everybody knows what Applets needs? etc
>All the best and thanks,
>At 10:49 AM 11/5/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>This is not totally a struts related question, but I figured there might 
>>be someone out there who would know.
>>How can I make a connection to a client through a browser and read files 
>>off of there computer?
>>This would be used in a intranet environment at first but could be 
>>expanded to the internet so that employees at home could use the app.
>>Any ideas or directions to some thing that might help me get started would 
>>be great!!
>>Thanks Cameron Ingram
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