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Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Hi all,
I have some set of classes these classes are to be accessed from a remote machine, Can any one suggest a design for this.
What is preferable either RMI or CORBA ?
Are there any links for this ?


Thanks & regards, Srini
MCP, SCJP-1.4, NCFM (Financial Markets), Oracle 9i - SQL ( 1Z0-007 ), ITIL Certified
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
If the access is to be direct from other Java apps, RMI sounds logical.
CORBA gives more flexibility as you can call the classes from non-Java apps as well but at the expense of more expensive infrastructure and more coding effort.
EJB is another option, but has the same disadvantages as CORBA.

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