COM vs. DCOM
Posted on 1999-07-20
Thic question doesn't quite belong here, but I belive I'll find answer(s).
I'm starting with COM programming and a little bit confused with few, probably basic things.
I develop application which receives (and sends) data via serial port and have to distribute it over network. My idea is to do this with a single COM EXE server which colects data and send it to the applications on a different machines. Application can have blocked thread listening and waiting data to come.
1. What is the difference between COM and DCOM network communication?
2. What I need to let all the different machines know about existance od EXE server (both COM and DCOM)? In other words, how to register them?
3. How COM/DCOM components are distributed to the other developers who want to use their services? Is it neccessary to include .h and .c files, all there is another way?
4. Is there smething else important for the begining? :)
Thank you very much,
P.S. My last 53 points. :)