This is my first post in this forum. Im doing the URLyBird assignment and have some confusion in interpreting the spec. I request your help in this regard.
The spec goes like...
Your choice of RMI or serialized objects will not affect your grade, but no other approach is acceptable. In either case, the program must allow the user to specify the location of the database,<b> and it must also accept an indication that a local database is to be used,</b> in which case, the networking must be bypassed entirely. No authentication is required for database access
The statement in bold is what bothering me. Does it mean that a remote database file can be used as well. Till now, my understanding was that, when the application is started in the "server" mode, the RMI server starts, when no mode is specified, the remote client is started and in the "alone" mode the local client and the db file are used. But now, when I start the server(the RMI server) I have given a browse to locate the db file on the same server machine. My question is should I allow for a remote database file also?
Thanx in advance,
Im clear now. And I will also mention it in the documentation.
I also thought it could be that way, but since it was accompanied by the word "must", I was worried about it.
Thanx once again,