Deployment of CORBA Applications

The basic deployment issues for a CORBA system are the configuration, the mechanism for locating CORBA objects, and the mechanism for activating server processes on demand. Different ORB implementations take varying approaches to these deployment issues. Differences also necessarily arise because of the demands of particular platforms.

The CORBA specification is deliberately open ended when it comes to deployment. However, there are some broad features that are common to most ORB implementations, and these are described in the following two sections.

Finding CORBA Objects

The basic entity used to encapsulate the location of a CORBA object is an object reference. An ORB using TCP/IP as the transport layer typically ...

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