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Blog Archive for emcmanus during December 2006

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 nastiest airport, 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 boast that. I'm basically an interloper here, because I don...