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On top of protocol?

Wang Yang

Joined: Oct 11, 2002
Posts: 5
Why we say that jini is on top of protocol?
Thanks in advance.
Nathan Pruett

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Jini is coded "on top of" another protocol - the reference implementation of Jini uses RMI. Jini just defines services and some standards of how data is passed... it takes other code below it to actually do most of this though. If you are more experienced in networking protocols, it's kinda like thinking about the stack of protocols TCP sits on top of...

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Wang Yang

Joined: Oct 11, 2002
Posts: 5
Thanks for your answer!
I've modified my profile to meet the naming policy.
I agree. Here's the link:
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