I'm trying to develop a chat application over internet. First I want to send just strings... later files. I want to have a client that is a java applet that connects to the server - a java desktop application. I waould like to send files later over applet and server application. Is this possible or the applet could be limited? I use Socket connection for tha application. Is this the right approach?
I struggled a lot trying to send string data between to computers on the internet but I could not. I only can comunicate on LAN between to desktop applications. With the applet I have problems connecting to desktop appplication.
So can someone give ma hints? An example? Advices? What I am trying to do, overall, is to control my computer (which has the desktop application installed) over internet (with the applet client).
Thanks you. I need your advices.