Chapter 4. Connectivity with .NET Remoting

Microsoft .NET Remoting is a framework that can be used to enable components and objects to communicate and transfer data within a distributed architecture. In some contexts, .NET Remoting is referred to as the "next version of DCOM." Although this is slightly biased, I do agree that .NET Remoting solves many problems that DCOM and similar technologies didn’t address. For developers working with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology, .NET Remoting can in some circumstances be considered the .NET parallel to Remote Method Invocation (RMI) and Remote Method Invocation over Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (RMI-IIOP).

The foundation of .NET Remoting is encapsulated by the concepts of channels and formatters ...

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