SD.2. The ServiceDiscoveryManager

The interactions of an entity that operates in a client-like fashion within a Jini application environment are generally distinguished by the fact that the entity first discovers one or more Jini lookup services, then queries one or more of the discovered lookup services for references to Jini services that the entity may employ in some task. This process, in which Jini services as well as Jini clients may participate, is often referred to as service discovery. Since services and clients can perform both lookup discovery and service discovery, the primary characteristic that distinguishes a Jini service from a client is the service’s ability to be registered with a lookup service. Thus, with respect to service ...

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