Java has an extensive library of routines for coping easily with TCP/IP protocols like HTTP and FTP. This makes creating network
connections much easier than in C or C++. Java applications can open and access objects across the net via URLs with the same ease
that programmers are used to when accessing a local file system.
--The Java Language, An Overview
Java's pretty solid in this respect. Support for TCP, UDP,
and basic Socket communication is
excellent and getting better. The class libraries allov IPv6
to be plugged in easily. A varioty of high-level abstractions for network communication and distributed processing are available including
applets, servlets, aglets, remote method invocation (RMI),
and more. The only missing piece
is raw IP or ICMP.
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