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Re: netscape mail starts java attachments upon get new mail...

On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, Rich Salz wrote:

> >As far as I know Java apps can only make network connections to the
> >IP address they were loaded from.
> What part of the state of my machine can they access and send out
> to the "home port"?  Can they read /etc/passwd, make NIS requests,
> etc?

Java applets can't read /etc/passwd, and can't issue NIS requests unless 
they were downloaded from an HTTP server running on the NIS server 
(actually, they can't do UDP at the moment, so that's out as well)