Thursday, October 3, 2002 08:54 PM
In order to enable EJB's to be communicated over RMI-IIOP protocol. With this an EJB can communicate with CORBA objects & viceversa as comfortably as java application comunicates with EJB.
Orginally EJB used to communicate over JRMP a protocol for java RMI, and that had a few advantages over RMI-IIOP eg garbage collection, object activation etc , but its major drawback was extenal applications written other than in java could not communicate with EJB's.
Hope this helps you .