Reading data from file in EJB

I would like to read data from files in EJBS (Stateless Session Bean I think). I've heard that the EJB sepcifications don't allow to use the java.io package to access the filesystem. How can I resolve this problem? Possible solutions I've thought of are:
* Use a webserver to store the data
* put the files in a jar and access them using the getResource() in the classloader class
Could you comment on this plesae
greetings

The specification states:
"An enterprise bean must not use the java.io package to attempt to access files and directories in the file system.
The file system APIs are not well-suited for business components to access data. Business components should use a resource manager API, such as JDBC, to store data."
From this I understand I cannot acces files directly, but it does not specifiy I can't use the java.io package at all. It specifically says not to use the java.io package to acces files and directories, they don't say anything about using the classes for other use.
however, a litle lower the specification states:
"The enterprise bean must not attempt to create a class loader; obtain the current class loader; set the context class loader; set security manager; create a new security manager; stop the JVM; or change the input, output, and error streams.
These functions are reserved for the EJB Container. Allowing the enterprise bean to use these functions could compromise security and decrease the Container�s ability to properly manage the runtime environment."
I'm not sure how to interpret this, but I believe this rule makes my solution invalid.
Please comment on this,
thanks

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