13.4. Brief Introduction to Jini Network Technology

The design center for Jini Network Technology, which was introduced in 1999, is that of a dynamic adaptable network of available services [131]. Jini is based on the notion of a federation: a collection of users and the resources they rely on. The goals of the Jini distributed system are

  • Enabling users to share services and resources

  • Ease of access to the resources

  • Location independence and mobility

  • Simplification of the administration of users, network available services, and the devices that make up the network

One view of Jini is by its functional decomposition. Jini comprises an underlying infrastructure, a programming model, and the clients and services making up the federation.

The infrastructure ...

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