RMI: What & Why

Hey all,
Could someone be kind enough to explain what RMI is exactly (other than 'an API'..?), and why and when should it be used?

Any info on it would be much appreciated. :-)

Thanks,
[r.D]
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kiranhkCommented:
probably this will help
http://www.devx.com/Java/Article/20843
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petmagdyCommented:
RMI stands for Remote Method Invocation, a Java correspondent to C RPC, the objective is that a Java Client can remotely invoke a method on other Java Class reside on the server or another machine
RMI can explecilty used by developer, also RMI is implicet used by Application servers when a Java client remotely invoke an EJB component on the application server, RMI is an application protocol over TCP/IP

Samples and Tutorials:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/guide/rmi/getstart.doc.html
http://www.devdaily.com/Dir/Java/Articles_and_Tutorials/RMI/
http://www.devdaily.com/Dir/Java/Articles_and_Tutorials/RMI/

don't hesitate to request more clarification about RMI
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petmagdyCommented:
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DrWarezzAuthor Commented:
:-) Thanks guys ... this will do me. Points coming ...

[r.D]
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DrWarezzAuthor Commented:
I'm sure that the tutorials will cover this, but, could one of you two explain the security side of RMI; ie: how secure is RMI? Also, how could it be used to make remote applications more secure..?

Thanks :-)
[r.D]
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petmagdyCommented:
RMI can work over SSL for example
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kiranhkCommented:
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DrWarezzAuthor Commented:
:-)  Thank you both.
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