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Simon Sun
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Last term, I took distributed system course. It is night mare for
me. I couldn't find the info from the net. I guess RPC is the
previous version of RMI. Right now, RMI evolves JINI?
Jini support WAP?
 
Mark Herschberg
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RPC is remote procedure call, it's a very old technology.
RMI is Java's verison of RPC.
Microsoft's version of RMI is COM/DOM, which extended their earlier OLE technology.
Roughly, RPC, RMI, DCOM, are all very simiar.
CORBA is also similar, although is a bit more heavyweight.
I've heard claims that EJB and/or JMX are the next logical evolutionary steps after RMI.

Jini uses RMI, since Jini services use stubs to make calls on remote objects on the network, but Jini really isn't quite the same as RPC or RMI.
--Mark
hershey@vaultus.com
[This message has been edited by Mark Herschberg (edited February 07, 2001).]
 
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