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Java™ Network Programming and Distributed Computing by Michael Reilly, David Reilly

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10.4. Running Servlets

To run a servlet, you need either a Web server with servlet support or a servlet engine that will augment an existing server.

A popular choice of Web server for Java developers is the iPlanet Web Server. This Web server was originally developed as the Netscape Enterprise Server and the Java Web Server. However, Sun and Netscape created an alliance, and the iPlanet Web Server took the best of both these servers. It includes built-in support for servlets and other dynamic server-side features.

Another common choice is the free open-source Apache, which runs on a variety of Unix platforms as well as Windows. Apache can be easily modified to support servlets with the Apache JServ add-on. If you're using other servlets, products ...

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