Should work using either the (Windows) SMB client, aka /QNTC file system,
or Network File System (NFS).

I'd recommend NFS. If the PC is running windows, you'll need the optional
NFS client installed.

With NFS, you simply MOUNT a remote share ontop a local folder. The apps
running on the i, apache in this case, won't even know the file is remote.

With SMB, you're apache instance would have to use a path of

The problem with SMB is that the user profile the job is running under has
to match the Windows side.

Whereas with NFS, you can specify a user name/password during the mount.


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Holm, Paul <pholm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

From a Java/Tomcat web app running on the IBM i, we are trying to access
and read PDF files stored on a PC server that is on the network. We are
are using

Anyone have experience/success with this?

Thanks, Paul Holm
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