IIOP


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IIOP

IIOP

(Internet Inter-ORB Protocol) The CORBA message protocol used on a TCP/IP network (Internet, intranet, etc.). CORBA is the industry standard for distributed objects, which allows programs (objects) to be run remotely in a network. IIOP links TCP/IP to CORBA's General Inter-ORB protocol (GIOP), which specifies how CORBA's Object Request Brokers (ORBs) communicate with each other.

IIOP was built into Netscape's browser starting with Version 4.0. When a user accesses a Web page that uses a CORBA object, a small Java applet is downloaded into Netscape, which invokes the ORB to pass data to the object, execute the object and get the results back. See CORBA.
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We are pleased that Cincom has chosen to integrate our implementation of IIOP into their leading-edge customization environment, TOTAL FrameWork," stated Bob Macdonald, vice president of marketing at Visigenic.
0 and IIOP standards developed by the OMG, and can interoperate with other CORBA 2.
IIOP, an accepted standard for communication between objects over the Internet, is an integral part of the CORBA standard, however, there are deployment environments where basic IIOP capability as opposed to the full Object Request Broker (ORB) functionality is appropriate.
The IIOP engine brings the power and flexibility of CORBA and IIOP to environments which by their nature have severe memory constraints.
The lightweight nature of the IIOP Engine (sub 16K) also paves the way for the IIOP-enabling of downloadable controls such as Microsoft's ActiveX.
Netscape is joining the Object Management Group consortium in supporting IIOP as an open standard for distributed computing on the Internet and Intranets, providing enterprise developers with a link to existing applications as well as an easy means for creating new distributed applications.
Netscape's integration of IIOP into the Netscape ONE platform clearly underscores CORBA as the standard for distributed objects over the Internet," said Christopher Stone, president and CEO of the Object Management Group, the open object technology industry consortium.
OMG has announced its support for IIOP as the open standard for distributed object communication on the Internet.