How is a "Local Service" different from a "Remote Service" or a "Smart Proxy"?
The Jini Architecture Specification describes three ways a service can be implemented:
- A local service is implemented as a serializable object which is delivered to the client, and run within the client's VM.
- A remote service executes on the server's VM, with some protocol (e.g. RMI) used for communication between client and server.
- A smart proxy combines these two functionalities, executing some parts of the service on the client and some parts on the server.