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I have a java app that produces a zip file.  After the zip file is created it needs to move the zip file from the client machine to a server.  What is the best way to move the zip file.  Is FTP the best way?
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by:CEHJ
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If you have a network share you can write it directly, otherwise yes
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by:Jaziar
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How would you handle it if you had a network share?  Can you show an example?
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by:CEHJ
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Try

new FileOutputStream("//machine_name/share_name/file");

then copy the stream
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by:Jaziar
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Just found out it is a solaris box, so I am guessing it will have to be FTP.  Do you have any examples of ftp code for me.  I will increase the points for you're time


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>>Just found out it is a solaris box,

That doesn't make any difference if you have a mounted share:

new FileOutputStream("machine_name:/share_name/file");
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I was told that FTP is the only way.
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No share, then


URLConnection conn = new URLConnection("ftp://username:password@solarisbox/x/y/filename");
conn.setDoOutput(true);
OutputStream out = conn.getOutputStream();
// Now write to it - path will have to exist

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by:contactkarthi
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this tutorial here lets you to upload or download thru FTP

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-04-2003/jw-0404-ftp.html
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Otherwise use an FTP API such as Commons Net
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:-)
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