(RPC) A protocol which allows a program running on one host to cause code to be executed on another host without the programmer needing to explicitly code for this. RPC is an easy and popular paradigm for implementing the client-server model of distributed computing. An RPC is initiated by the caller (client) sending request message to a remote system (the server) to execute a certain procedure using arguments supplied. A result message is returned to the caller. There are many variations and subtleties in various implementations, resulting in a variety of different (incompatible) RPC protocols.
Sun RPC is defined in RFC 1057 and ONC RPC in RFC 1831.
- Remote reference layer
protocol (RRL) Part of Java’s Remote Method Invocation protocol. RRL exists in both the RMI client and server. It is used by the stub or skeleton protocol layer and uses the transport layer. RRL is reponsible for transport-independent functioning of RMI, such as connection management or unicast/multicast object invocation. [Specification URL?] (1997-12-03)
noun 1. the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body. remote sensing noun 1. the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space […]
- Remote sensor
noun 1. any instrument, such as a radar device or camera, that scans the earth or another planet from space in order to collect data about some aspect of it
adjective, remoter, remotest. 1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil. 2. out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop. 3. distant in time: remote antiquity. 4. distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor. 5. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: […]