[Mono-dev] Keep-alive connection with Remoting?
ympostor at clix.pt
Tue Aug 8 14:52:59 EDT 2006
Thanks for the info Robert! I continue inline...
Robert Jordan wrote:
> Ympostor wrote:
>> Ympostor wrote:
>>> I have done a small proof of concept of Remoting and found out that it
>>> works as a connection-made-by-demand. I thought that the MarshalRefByObj
>>> worked using always the same connection.
>>> Is there a way to use only a connection (with a somewhat keep-alive
>>> behaviour) between the client and the server so as to allow to bypass
>>> any firewalls (that prevent incoming connections, like NAT) that may
>>> affect the client?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> Hello again.
>> I think that what I am looking for is this:
>> However, it says it is alpha and unsupported software.
>> Any other ideas from the list?
> This one, but it's a commercial product:
Yes, it's referenced in the URL I gave previously but, of course, I am
primarily looking for a non-commercial solution.
> It used to run pretty well on Windows and their support was great.
> I dunno whether Mono is supported in the meanwhile.
> BTW, before using remoting for something productive, you should
> read Ingo's FAQ (the author of the Bidir-channel):
> You'll probably find out that some of those fancy remoting
> features don't make sense in all contexts.
Thanks for the extra info. I will have a look.
However, in case you're interested, now I am investigating this one
(which I haven't managed to make it work yet but I suspect the reason is
that I am running it with 2.0 Framework and I should use 1.1 or update
The author states that it supports pure bi-directional communication
using Remoting (it's only a new channel type implementation like the one
from Ingo), and that it's even simpler ("more lightweight" is the exact
term used) than the Genuine Channels.
The only things I haven't clarified yet is the license of the code (I
don't find it, although the fact of being published at codeproject
smells that it's LGPL-like or at least GPL-like) and the scalability
which I could support with this method. Hopefully I will post here my
results if I go further, in case anyone would be interested.
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