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Alex Zeit
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Dear all,
Could someone suggest a way to access a resource from server not from client?
The final url is behind a firewall and only server where Tomcat runs can go trough this firewall.
Actually we need a link that after clicking on it on the Client PC in the Browser will go to Tomcat server and from there to the final url.
Thanks a lot in advance
Alex
 
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Is this "final" URL in the same web application?
 
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Thanks a lot fro your answer. The final url is the url of the machine that can be accessed only from the server where Tomcat is running. We can place this url in the same web application. I was looking on URL Rewrite Filter (http://tuckey.org/urlrewrite/), but will it really make things easear?
 
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So effectively your Tomcat server has to act as a proxy to the "final URL"
The most obvious way would be to make an HTTP request from the Tomcat server to the final machine , and then just send the response from that back on your Tomcat servers response.

You might consider using the <c:import> JSTL tag - it can work with remote resources as well as local ones.
 
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