I am using JBoss server and deployed a J2EE application in RedHat Linux. I created a .jar file and placed in the deploy folder of the JBoss Server. From any servlet that is deployed, "/" becomes the root of the jar file and but not the local disk "/". Now, I have local audio files (.dss, .wav) , for example say at location "/home/audiofiles/". I have to play them at the client end. I am a novice to Java Servlets ... Please help me out ! Thanks in advance.