Module java.rmi

Interface RemoteRef

All Superinterfaces:
Externalizable, Serializable
All Known Subinterfaces:
ServerRef

public interface RemoteRef extends Externalizable
RemoteRef represents the handle for a remote object. A RemoteStub uses a remote reference to carry out a remote method invocation to a remote object.
Since:
1.1
See Also:
RemoteStub
  • Field Summary

    Fields
    Modifier and Type
    Field
    Description
    static final String
    Initialize the server package prefix: assumes that the implementation of server ref classes (e.g., UnicastRef, UnicastServerRef) are located in the package defined by the prefix.
    static final long
    Deprecated.
    A serialVersionUID field in an interface is ineffectual.
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    void
    done​(RemoteCall call)
    Deprecated.
    1.2 style stubs no longer use this method.
    Returns the class name of the ref type to be serialized onto the stream 'out'.
    invoke​(Remote obj, Method method, Object[] params, long opnum)
    Invoke a method.
    void
    invoke​(RemoteCall call)
    Deprecated.
    1.2 style stubs no longer use this method.
    newCall​(RemoteObject obj, Operation[] op, int opnum, long hash)
    Deprecated.
    1.2 style stubs no longer use this method.
    boolean
    Compares two remote objects for equality.
    int
    Returns a hashcode for a remote object.
    Returns a String that represents the reference of this remote object.

    Methods declared in interface java.io.Externalizable

    readExternal, writeExternal
  • Field Details

    • serialVersionUID

      @Deprecated static final long serialVersionUID
      Deprecated.
      A serialVersionUID field in an interface is ineffectual. Do not use; no replacement.
      indicate compatibility with JDK 1.1.x version of class.
      See Also:
      Constant Field Values
    • packagePrefix

      static final String packagePrefix
      Initialize the server package prefix: assumes that the implementation of server ref classes (e.g., UnicastRef, UnicastServerRef) are located in the package defined by the prefix.
      See Also:
      Constant Field Values
  • Method Details

    • invoke

      Object invoke(Remote obj, Method method, Object[] params, long opnum) throws Exception
      Invoke a method. This form of delegating method invocation to the reference allows the reference to take care of setting up the connection to the remote host, marshaling some representation for the method and parameters, then communicating the method invocation to the remote host. This method either returns the result of a method invocation on the remote object which resides on the remote host or throws a RemoteException if the call failed or an application-level exception if the remote invocation throws an exception.
      Parameters:
      obj - the object that contains the RemoteRef (e.g., the RemoteStub for the object.
      method - the method to be invoked
      params - the parameter list
      opnum - a hash that may be used to represent the method
      Returns:
      result of remote method invocation
      Throws:
      Exception - if any exception occurs during remote method invocation
      Since:
      1.2
    • newCall

      @Deprecated RemoteCall newCall(RemoteObject obj, Operation[] op, int opnum, long hash) throws RemoteException
      Deprecated.
      1.2 style stubs no longer use this method. Instead of using a sequence of method calls on the stub's the remote reference (newCall, invoke, and done), a stub uses a single method, invoke(Remote, Method, Object[], int), on the remote reference to carry out parameter marshalling, remote method executing and unmarshalling of the return value.
      Creates an appropriate call object for a new remote method invocation on this object. Passing operation array and index, allows the stubs generator to assign the operation indexes and interpret them. The remote reference may need the operation to encode in the call.
      Parameters:
      obj - remote stub through which to make call
      op - array of stub operations
      opnum - operation number
      hash - stub/skeleton interface hash
      Returns:
      call object representing remote call
      Throws:
      RemoteException - if failed to initiate new remote call
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      invoke(Remote,java.lang.reflect.Method,Object[],long)
    • invoke

      @Deprecated void invoke(RemoteCall call) throws Exception
      Deprecated.
      1.2 style stubs no longer use this method. Instead of using a sequence of method calls to the remote reference (newCall, invoke, and done), a stub uses a single method, invoke(Remote, Method, Object[], int), on the remote reference to carry out parameter marshalling, remote method executing and unmarshalling of the return value.
      Executes the remote call. Invoke will raise any "user" exceptions which should pass through and not be caught by the stub. If any exception is raised during the remote invocation, invoke should take care of cleaning up the connection before raising the "user" or remote exception.
      Parameters:
      call - object representing remote call
      Throws:
      Exception - if any exception occurs during remote method
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      invoke(Remote,java.lang.reflect.Method,Object[],long)
    • done

      @Deprecated void done(RemoteCall call) throws RemoteException
      Deprecated.
      1.2 style stubs no longer use this method. Instead of using a sequence of method calls to the remote reference (newCall, invoke, and done), a stub uses a single method, invoke(Remote, Method, Object[], int), on the remote reference to carry out parameter marshalling, remote method executing and unmarshalling of the return value.
      Allows the remote reference to clean up (or reuse) the connection. Done should only be called if the invoke returns successfully (non-exceptionally) to the stub.
      Parameters:
      call - object representing remote call
      Throws:
      RemoteException - if remote error occurs during call cleanup
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      invoke(Remote,java.lang.reflect.Method,Object[],long)
    • getRefClass

      String getRefClass(ObjectOutput out)
      Returns the class name of the ref type to be serialized onto the stream 'out'.
      Parameters:
      out - the output stream to which the reference will be serialized
      Returns:
      the class name (without package qualification) of the reference type
      Since:
      1.1
    • remoteHashCode

      int remoteHashCode()
      Returns a hashcode for a remote object. Two remote object stubs that refer to the same remote object will have the same hash code (in order to support remote objects as keys in hash tables).
      Returns:
      remote object hashcode
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      Hashtable
    • remoteEquals

      boolean remoteEquals(RemoteRef obj)
      Compares two remote objects for equality. Returns a boolean that indicates whether this remote object is equivalent to the specified Object. This method is used when a remote object is stored in a hashtable.
      Parameters:
      obj - the Object to compare with
      Returns:
      true if these Objects are equal; false otherwise.
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      Hashtable
    • remoteToString

      String remoteToString()
      Returns a String that represents the reference of this remote object.
      Returns:
      string representing remote object reference
      Since:
      1.1