this is not possible due to http protocol working on tcp
Thanks for your reply. Having read the line "Apache/Tomcat is the default web-container" someplace, I was wondering what OTHER web-containers might be available - and if there WERE other web-containers - might not one or more of them support other protocols than HTTP on TCP.
I appreciate your taking the time to answer my question. It's my guess that there may not, if fact, be such an opportunity to support UDP into JBoss - but I thought I'd ask.
As far as I know, there is no reason why you could not write your own service for JBossAS that opens a UDP port and does what you are asking for. The catch is that you have to either handle the UDP protocol yourself or find a library that will do it for you.
Hi Peter -
Exactly... all things are possible - I was hoping to NOT have to write network comm code that would then have to be debugged - the reality is that it's not as easy as one might hope in order to cover all the contingencies.
There's so MUCH to JBoss that I thought maybe I had just not gone into the correct nook or cranny to fetch something which already existed.
The fellow pushing for this UDP connection may be trying to solve a problem that really isn't there - but I'm trying to help investigate the possibilities - it looks like fulfillment of this requirement may be in the 'one-off' category.
Thanks for your input.