Re: How to remote-control a Java app?

Daniel Pitts <>
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:45:37 -0800
Ramon F Herrera wrote:

On Feb 25, 1:19 am, (Stefan Ram) wrote:

Ramon F Herrera <> writes:

I have an almost religious issue against placing a server
program in a client machine.

  A program waiting for some commands from another program, a
  ?remote-controlable? program, just happens to /be/ a server
  program, whether it accepts commands via a socket or via COM.

Well, now we are getting into terminology and nomenclature. It all
depends on the definition of server. For the purposes of this
discussion, I am conveniently restricting the definition of server and
client, to programs running in different computers. The kind of server
I do not want to use is the one that listens to sockets to connect
request from arbitrary machines. Let's just say that my PC does not
have a network card or a loopback. There is no TCP/IP stack in it.


To quote Ralph Wiggum, That's unpossible!

The most portable way to communicate between two programs is to use
Sockets. You may be able to use Pipes too, depending on the system
you're on. Otherwise I'd think you'd have to use JNI and some
proprietary way.
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