Gidday, I have an urgent need to be able to access file from my OC4J web server that are located on a network share.

I have attempted to use a library called jCifs which would be ideal, except it requires http protocol to be enabled so that you can use a URL based syntax for addressing the file. Unfortunately my client internal network does not allow http protocols.

Does anybody out there know of any other open source java libraries for accessing files that does not require http protocol? Ideally i'd like to be able to authenticate against the server, and then open a connection using that authentication and a UNC path.

I could have just done a lazy "net use" but that is not transportable and I cannot tie the application down to a particular O/S.

Thanks muchly in advance,

Shane