If you've had occasion to use the RMI registry seriously, you
may have encountered some of its shortcomings. Chief of these
is that anybody on the local machine can modify the registry.
There are only a few things you can do about that, of which the
craziest is to reimplement enough of RMI to code your own
compatible version of the registry. I did that, and write...
A multihomed computer is one that has more than one
network interface. Problems arise when you export an RMI object
from such a computer. Here's why, and some ways you can work
around the problem.
A typical example of a multihomed computer is a laptop with
both Ethernet and WiFi interfaces. If you look closely at such
a computer, you'll...
I'm writing this in what I used to think was the world's
where I have a five-hour stopover. I'm somewhat revising my
opinion of the airport because I discovered a "Quiet Seating Area"
with real seats and real quiet. A bit like a business-class
lounge but for the plebs. So I'm sitting there typing this, with
my laptop on a table and the...
I'm at The Spring
Experience 2006 in Hollywood, Florida (between Miami and Fort
Lauderdale) where I've been invited to speak.
The conference hotel is very striking because it is on the
seafront. In between sessions you can step out onto a balcony
that looks out on to the Atlantic Ocean. Not many conferences can
I'm basically an interloper here, because I don...