Remote Method Invocation


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Remote Method Invocation

(programming)
(RMI) Part of the Java programming language library which enables a Java program running on one computer to access the objects and methods of another Java program running on a different computer.

http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/docs/guide/rmi/index.html.
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Remote Method Invocation (RMI) is used for the dynamic class loading which enables the dynamic change in the behavior of the function.
Secure RMI uses standard technologies: Java Remote Method Invocation, Java Authentication and Authorization Service, Kerberos, Generic Security Service.
RMI-IIOP is for using Remote Method Invocation over the Internet InterOrb Protocol.
The Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) [Remote Method Invocation Specification] mechanism enables distributed programming by allowing methods of remote Java objects to be invoked from other JVMs, possibly on different physical hosts.
One can, indeed, build an event-oriented communication system using threads on top of a remote method invocation mechanism.
The CONCURRENCY Class provides two methods to access the result of a remote method invocation.
Support for Sun's remote method invocation (RMI) is included, but Corba is apparently too fat at present to be included.
RMI remote method invocation protocols will be implemented over the Object Management Group's Corba IIOP Inter- ORB Protocol (CI No 3,448), and this, along with serialization support are necessary to support the forthcoming Jini distributed Java object and agent technology.

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