Chapter 9. Remote Procedure Calls

Remote Procedure Calls

Introduction

So far, the examples we have worked with have been run on the same workstation or host. However, as we gain expertise with interprocess communication techniques, it becomes evident that there will be many occasions when we will want to communicate with processes that may reside on different workstations. These workstations might be on our own local area network or part of a larger wide area network. In a UNIX-based, networked computing setting, there are several ways that communications of this nature can be implemented. This chapter examines the techniques involved with remote procedure calls (RPC

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