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What the heck is RMI?

 
Carol Murphy
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I wanted to post this under an alias, because I am embarrassed to admit that I have no idea what RMI stands for, and it is a pending leg of the Cattle Drive, and being a moderator for the Cattle Drive, I feel like I should at least know what RMI is!!!
 
Greg T Robertson
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Remote Method Invocation - it's a form of distributed Java http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/rmi/
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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Moving this to the Distributed Java Forum...
 
Joyce Lee
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Hi Carol,

Basically, RMI is a distribution mechanism which allows two Java programs running on separate Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to talk to each other. For example, program A (client) can invoke methods in program B (server) through RMI. You might want to read the Sun tutorial: RMI.

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[ October 22, 2004: Message edited by: Joyce Lee ]
 
Nikos Bouzoukis
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Moreover, with RMI you can distribute objects. Clients are allowed to use objects which lie at some remote server as if they existed locally.
 
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