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I'm attempting to use an IE4 browser to access data on a Sybase database using a Sybase native driver. I can retrieve data fine from the Visual Cafe environment, however I cannot retrieve this data from a browser. I'm receiving the message below:

Exception: cannot access "xxx.xxx.xxx.xx":xxxx
com.ms.security.SecurityExceptionEx[DataBaseLogic.GetNames]: cannot access "xxx.xxx.xxx.xx":xxxx
      
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by:hbsha
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by:sreedharK
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That's because of the security constraints of the browser.  Use signed scripts or signed applets or signed active-X controls to access the data on the disk.

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Each applet runs in a so called security sandbox, which disallows it to access resources on the local machine of the browsing user.
One of them is that an applet cannot open a connection to a server with an IP different to the one it originates from. So if the Sybase server is somewhere else, it is more likely you get an  exception.
For testing purposes, you can use MSIE and disable all security on Java. However, in reallife application, you have to use sign your applet (and/or the archive of the applet's code). Furthermore, your applet should request access from the system through a SecurityManager before initiating the connection proces.

Look at:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-10-1998/jw-10-apptowin32.html
To see how to use a SecurityManager.

Cheers.
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