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Best network protcols for Java App Client through firewall

 
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What are best network protcols to use for an java application client (e.g. swing, etc. ) to communicate to a remote server through a firewall ?
Practically, I am thinking to use (xml through https/http). Is this is the xml-rpc ?
We can do rmi tunneling. However, It is not as good as xml-rpc ?
Please clarify for me.
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What kind of server is it?
I would consider SOAP i.e. XML over HTTP/HTTPS, basically
 
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Say J2EE server application Intranet/internet.
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Ruilin
 
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How about the equivalent of Soap in Java ? XML-RPC ?
PLease comments
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XML-RPC and Soap are two different protocols. Soap is newer and cooler . Check out the Fall '01 JAX Pack from Sun, which includes the JAXM Soap messaging package. It exposes Soap at a pretty low level, for something more high level you'll have to wait a bit longer for JAX-RPC; it promises to make Soap method calls as easy as RMI method calls. Also have a look at Apache SOAP and Apache Axis.
For an XML-RPC implementation, see for example Apache XML-RPC.
- Peter
[This message has been edited by Peter den Haan (edited December 13, 2001).]
 
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Peter,
Thanks. That is great information.
Regards,
Ruilin
 
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