Is it possible to develope a Java HTTP daemon process

Hi,

I just wanted to know if there is a standard way in Java in whicih I may create a Java executable process which has embeded into it a series of HTML web pages that are then served out on a given port, acessible to clients browsing to the machine.

I apologies in advance it the above description is rather vague but I've observed this functionality as apart of a software suite which contained an executable that whebn deployed onto a system (without any web server) was able to serve out HTML webpages (which were seemingly integrated into the executble) to clients connecting to the server on a specific port.

As such, this functionality would be interesting to replicate and I was wondering if this sounds possible to implent in Java? If so, or if there are any helpful links anyone can provide, then I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Michael
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objectsCommented:
sure is, there are lots of open source implementations available to look at

http://java-source.net/open-source/web-servers

some simple background on how to build one here

http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/04/23/java_webserver.html

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neuroburnCommented:
You could go with Jetty--an open-source embeddable HTTP server.  From my experience, it's one of the better Java HTTP servers.  http://www.mortbay.org/jetty/

Here's their document on how to get started with embedding it in your application:
http://docs.codehaus.org/display/JETTY/Embedding+Jetty
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mikesung99Author Commented:
Thank you all for the information and links - these will be helpful in getting me started on this investigation.
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