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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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RMI Background

Because both the client and the server may reside on different machines/processes, there needs to be a mechanism that can establish a relationship between the two. Java-RMI uses a network-based registry program called RMIRegistry to keep track of the distrib uted objects.

The server object makes methods available for remote invocation by binding it to a name in the RMI Registry. The client object can check for the availability of a certain server object by looking up its name in the registry. The RMI Registry acts as a central management point for Java-RMI. The RMI Registry is a simple name repository. It does not address the problem of actually invoking remote methods.

Because the two objects may physically reside on different ...

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