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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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SUMMARY

The six basic ideas of Jini were introduced in this chapter:

  • A community describes what happens when two or more devices using Jini technology come together to share their services. Jini software lets all devices work together, so you can create your own personal network or community any time, anywhere.

  • Jini devices receive their instructions through the network via a lookup server, a device that tracks all the Jini devices on a network and makes sure they can communicate with all the other devices.

  • Discovery is the process by which Jini in-home applications find the lookup services that serve their community.

  • Jini technology uses a mechanism called leasing to detect when a service becomes unavailable. When a device registers with the lookup ...

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