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Getting web server id from applet

Posted on 1998-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-30
How can an applet get the name and/or the IP address
of the Web server machine.
Please do not suggest, passing them as parameters, I want
to use one HTML file in many installations.
Question by:mco
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Expert Comment

ID: 1227625
Try using InetAddress class's getLocalHost() method and use getHostName() method.

Author Comment

ID: 1227626
No, that gives me the name of the local machine (where the browser is running).
I need the machine where the Web server, from which the applet was loaded, runs.


Author Comment

ID: 1227627
No, that gives me the name of the local machine (where the browser is running).
I need the machine where the Web server, from which the applet was loaded, runs.

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Accepted Solution

heyhey_ earned 50 total points
ID: 1227628
(working from memory )
this should work


(where this is the Applet)
or i'm wrong ?

P.S. Are you sure that getLocalHost WILL return the local machine address (for unsigned applet). What about security restrictions ??

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Expert Comment

ID: 1227629
and then InetAddress.getByName to find the IP address

public static InetAddress getByName(String host) throws UnknownHostException

hope this helps


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