Problem with applet to connect to the server.


I have created an application that is running on my computer, and i wanted to create an applet to connect to it and i will be able to view the program information from any computer on the net.

but i have got a problem i keep receiving: access denied

and it is not connecting to the program.
i know that java can connect only to the server on the same computer.
and i dont want to change the java.policy in the J2RE for every computer trying to view the info.

And it is a program i created so i would not like to perchuse a certificate for it.

Any idea how to solve this problem?
i hope i made myself clear with my question.
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
you can sign your applet with a test certificate.

Or run your server on the same box as the applet is being loaded from.

Or use an application instead of an applet.

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Why not use RMI to invoke your application residing in the separate computer?  The J2EE tutorial in should be able to help you.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
RMI will have the same problem making the connection.
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
>> Or run your server on the same box as the applet is being loaded from.

Mick, can you please comment a little more on that. Also, how does that help in removing the security restrictions?
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
Applets are allowed to connect to the machine they were loaded from.
So there is no security restriction.
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
But they are not even allowed to open files on the same machine too unless they are signed, isn't it?
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
I didn't see any mention of it opening files?
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
No no.... I was just curious to know.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
no they cannot access local files by default.
Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
cicurelAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much, you have been a real help.

I have created a test certificate and it works just fine.

Thanks again.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
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