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Jini

(networking)
/jee'nee/ Sun's Java-based system for networking home appliances, desktop computers and other kinds of consumer electronics.

http://java.sun.com/products/jini/.

Jini

Pronounced "gee-nee." A Java-based distributed computing environment originally from Sun in which devices plugged into the network automatically offer their services. Jini creates a "network dialtone" allowing, for example, a laptop to be plugged in and immediately use printers and other resources. It turns "peripherals into services," so that when a disk drive is plugged in, it becomes a storage service rather than just a drive. Jini was taken over by Apache and became the Apache River project. See JavaSpaces and zero configuration.
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The later problem is a security problem caused by the characteristics of Jini technology that sets free developing of a Jini system from the addition, modification of services, and the federation among all existing other services on networks.
This proxy is usually obtained by a lookup in a directory service, like a Jini Lookup service or a JNDI name space.
The starter kit is intended to enable developers to build Jini clients and services.
Sun's broad strengths in Java, Jini, Solaris, NPS software, the Web, Sparc microprocessors, and Sun workstations gives it the in-house knowledge base and capabilities to make dramatic changes.
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Sun Microsystems Inc chief scientist and co-founder Bill Joy clearly believes there is room for some higher level functions on top of Jini that it currently does not incorporate.
In the blue corner sits Sun with its Java-based JINI technology, and in the red corner sits Microsoft with its Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES senior vice president Yogesh Gupta on his skepticism about Sun's attempt to sell licenses for its new Jini technology: "A world in which Sun collects a royalty on every device shipped would be an interesting one to Sun, but that's not going to happen." (Quoted in Sm@art Reseller, 2/8/99)
The latest example of fourth-generation computing is Sun Microsystems' new Jini operating system.
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