Figure 19.1 shows a block diagram of the CORBA architecture. The common piece to both the client and the server is the ORB. The ORB handles all communications between objects. It does this using the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) that is layered on TCP/IP. This guarantees reliable end-to-end message delivery and usage anywhere TCP/IP is deployed. In addition to handling all message traffic, the ORB also corrects for platform variations.
Figure 19.1. The CORBA Architecture.
For example, if the number 123 is originated on an Intel based machine and is sent to a Sun workstation, the number won't be processed correctly without ...