Hi, I'm interested in learning some RMI to use with my servlets/jsp pages.
I currently use Netbeans and glassfish V2 to run my web-apps locally.
And my website hosts server is tomcat, (not sure which version), which I export my local web-apps to as war files which works fine.
So to use RMI, I have to use java.rmi package which is in the standard jdk.
But do I need anything else special? or do I have to do anything with the tomcat server?which I couldn't, as I don't have access to it.
I don't really want to spend ages trying to figure something out, that I will never be able to get to work, so thats why I'm asking here first.
I mean, where I work our servlets also act as RMI clients, connecting to RMI servers on a different machine to get back-room data. Was that what you had in mind? Or are you still trying to figure out what you might use RMI for and you don't have a use case yet?
And have you read the RMI tutorial?
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
I had a few ideas...
I've currently got a chat application, that uses AJAX.
but it works by calling a servlet every second, to see if the servlet context attributes have changed, then when a message is written, it writes to the servlet context, so other clients can then read it.
So basically I want one client to 'talk to' another via the server, perhaps using a ServletContextAttributeListener.
I need this to work on my website, which uses Apache Tomcat.
Is this possible?