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Another Corba question

I think I am having trouble understanding how Corba might work for me.

Basically, I need to run an app on a windows machine, that sends a signal to a linux machine, and makes the linux machine run commands that run a linux based program, the linux based program prompts for information, so the windows app would have to supply that information, run the script, then get the results of the script and put the variables in a database.

Is that possible?

Thank you.
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girionisCommented:
Yes it is possible. What will the client and server be written in, Java? Or you need CORBA for different architectures?


Regards
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k41d3nAuthor Commented:
I can do both in Java I suppose.

On the windows end, it has to integrate with Test Director, but I know I can do that in Java, I just don't fully understand how to issue the commands to the linux machine and then return the values to the windows machine.
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girionisCommented:
You have to have a server on the linux machine listening for commands. Then the server will translate these commands to actions. For example (lets say) if the server on Linux receives the "RUN LS" then it should run the "ls" command and return a message back. This should be done for all possible commands you want to implement.

In order to issue the command you will have to think about the protocol. A good suggestion would be TCP/IP but you can use any other protocols rally (HTTP, RMI etc). You will need to get the i/o stream of the sockets and then exchange data through them.
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lhankinsCommented:
BTW - if you're going to have Java on both ends, it would probably be much easier for you to use RMI instead of CORBA.

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existenz2Commented:
Most suitable for doing this would be using Corba or RMI. Corba has the advantage that it works with lots of different languages, but if you can make the server also in Java. RMI is also a good possibilty. It's more a question of what you think is the easiest:
Corba:
http://www.omg.org/gettingstarted/
http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/corba/corba.html
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~kksiazek/tuto.html

RMI:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/rmi/

eg:
Runtime.getRuntime().exec("ls")
Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[] { "ls", "-la" })

Or when you want to have the output back:
Process process = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("ls -la");
InputStream input = process.getInputStream();



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