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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