Chapter 10. Servers II—activation

  • Introduction—First principles—How it works—Writing an activatable server—Registration—Building an activatable server—Runtime setup—the Unreferenced interface—Which servers should be activatable—Activation system as a registry—Debugging—Activation Groups in Win32—Activation Clients—Remarks—Exercises

In this chapter

In Chapter 7 we discussed the “unicast” server—the simplest form of RMI server. This chapter builds on the information provided there and describes how to write activatable servers—servers that can be activated by the activation system if they are not already running. You can find out more about other server types in Chapter 14 and Chapter 17.


As we have seen, “unicast” RMI servers are based ...

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