Programming Interview: Remote Procedure Call in Operating System
Remote procedure call
Mythbusting Remote Procedure Calls - Steve Vinoski
GWT Tutorial 2.0 - Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) with GWT
Remote Procedure Call Wiki Article
RAMCloud: Remote Procedure Call Architecture
Unity3D Networking 5: RPC (Remote Procedure Call)
30 Introduction to Distribution Systems
RPC Remote Procedure Call
aula 3829 gwt - RPC Remote Procedure Call - Chamada de Procedimento Remoto.avi
How to fix the RPC server Unavailable Error (Windows 7)
Implementação Remote Procedure Call (RPC) no Linux Ubuntu 13.10
Remote Procedure Call (RPC W32) - MSF MS08-067 Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
rpc programming with rpcgen in c part1
Flex in a Week :: v2 06 Remote Procedure CAll
MSRPC Exploit Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (mrbrunohacked)
aula 3830 gwt Novo Projeto RPC Remote Procedure Call
RPC Remote Procedure Call S.O
Voices That Matter: GWT - Remote Procedure Calls
Remote procedure call
Remote Procedure Call , sobre Debian
GWT Tutorial 2.1 - Remote Procedure (RPC) Calls with Complex Datatypes
chapter 4 networking and multiplayer gaming using remote procedure calls rpcs
GWT Tutorial 2.2 - Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) with Complex Datatypes - Part 2
How to fix Explorer.exe 100% working tutorial (stopped working,not responding) for windows 7
Why NETCONF ?
How to reinstall or fix explorer.exe for windows xp, vista and windows 7
Christopher Meiklejohn on A Note on Distributed Computing
Part 1 of 3: Simple Java RMI Tutorial
Netconf4Android Quickstart Step 7 Video 3
A Web Interface for 3D Visualization and Interactive Segmentation of Medical Images
Netconf4Android Quickstart Step 5 Video 1
Introduction To Json & Bson in MongoDB
Unity3D Networking 6: Pure RPC
Attacking HomeMatic [30c3]
I Have Been There Before And It Wasnt Easy!
How-to install ubuntu 13.10 server + static ip + NFS (network file system) server and client config
CSE567-13-14A: Simple Linear Regression Models for Computer Systems Performance Evaluation
23C3: JSON RPC
J2EE Web Service JAX RPC Lab Session
Publishing an Exchange Server for RPC over HTTP part 1
How Make Your PC Faster (Windows 7)
Wordpress XML RPC
9A0-182 - Flex Test 4.5 Exam ACE Questions
How to allow remote connections to SQL Server Express
Metatrader 4 JSON RPC with RabbitMQ and MySQL
RPC in Cloud Rendering
hacking windows xp using rpc dcom vulnerability
RPC Villager Application Tutorial
RPC - Kaiser Online Ordering Tutorial.mp4
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article needs additional citations for . verification (November 2009)
computer science, a remote procedure call ( RPC) is an inter-process communication that allows a computer program to cause a subroutine or procedure to execute in another address space (commonly on another computer on a shared network) without the programmer explicitly coding the details for this remote interaction. That is, the programmer writes essentially the same code whether the subroutine is local to the executing program, or remote. When the software in question uses [1 ] object-oriented principles, RPC is called remote invocation or remote method invocation.
Many different (often incompatible) technologies have been used to implement the concept.
History and origins [ edit ]
The idea of treating network operations as remote procedure calls goes back at least to the 1980s in early
ARPANET documents. [2 ] Bruce Jay Nelson is generally credited with coining the term. [3 ] [4 ] One of the first business uses of RPC was by [5 ] Xerox under the name "Courier" in 1981. The first popular implementation of RPC on Unix was Sun's RPC (now called ONC RPC), used as the basis for Network File System.
Message passing [ edit ]
An RPC is initiated by the
client, which sends a request message to a known remote server to execute a specified procedure with supplied parameters. The remote server sends a response to the client, and the application continues its process. While the server is processing the call, the client is blocked (it waits until the server has finished processing before resuming execution), unless the client sends an asynchronous request to the server, such as an XHTTP call. There are many variations and subtleties in various implementations, resulting in a variety of different (incompatible) RPC protocols.
An important difference between remote procedure calls and local calls is that remote calls can fail because of unpredictable network problems. Also, callers generally must deal with such failures without knowing whether the remote procedure was actually invoked.
Idempotent procedures (those that have no additional effects if called more than once) are easily handled, but enough difficulties remain that code to call remote procedures is often confined to carefully written low-level subsystems.
Sequence of events during an RPC [ edit ]
The client calls the client
stub. The call is a local procedure call, with parameters pushed on to the stack in the normal way. The
client stub packs the parameters into a message and makes a system call to send the message. Packing the parameters is called marshalling. The client's local
operating system sends the message from the client machine to the server machine. The local
operating system on the server machine passes the incoming packets to the server stub. The server stub unpacks the parameters from the message. Unpacking the parameters is called
unmarshalling. Finally, the server stub calls the server procedure. The reply traces the same steps in the reverse direction.
Standard contact mechanisms [ edit ]
To let different clients access servers, a number of standardized RPC systems have been created. Most of these use an
interface description language (IDL) to let various platforms call the RPC. The IDL files can then be used to generate code to interface between the client and server.
Other RPC analogues [ edit ]
This section needs additional citations for . verification (December 2013)
The RPC paradigm was invented by
Sun Microsystems with their implementation, now known as the Open Network Computing Remote Procedure Call. Other RPC analogues and implementations can now be found elsewhere:
Java's Java Remote Method Invocation (Java RMI) API provides similar functionality to standard Unix RPC methods.
SORCER provides the API and exertion-oriented language (EOL) for a federated method invocation
Modula-3's network objects, which were the basis for Java's RMI [6 ]
XML-RPC is an RPC protocol that uses XML to encode its calls and HTTP as a transport mechanism.
JSON-RPC is an RPC protocol that uses JSON-encoded messages
JSON-WSP is an RPC protocol that uses JSON-encoded messages
SOAP is a successor of XML-RPC and also uses XML to encode its HTTP-based calls.
RPyC implements RPC mechanisms in Python, with support for asynchronous calls.
Spyne defines primitives for doing RPC in Python. It also contains implementations of some of the most popular protocols and transports. [7 ]
Pyro object-oriented form of RPC for Python.
ZeroC's Internet Communications Engine (Ice) distributed computing platform.
Etch framework for building network services.
Apache Thrift protocol and framework.
BERT-RPC is an RPC protocol in use by Github [8 ] [9 ]
CORBA provides remote procedure invocation through an intermediate layer called the object request broker.
Distributed Ruby (DRb) allows Ruby programs to communicate with each other on the same machine or over a network. DRb uses remote method invocation (RMI) to pass commands and data between processes.
Action Message Format (AMF) allows Adobe Flex applications to communicate with back-ends or other applications that support AMF.
Libevent provides a framework for creating RPC servers and clients. [10 ]
Windows Communication Foundation is an application programming interface in the .NET framework for building connected, service-oriented applications.
Microsoft .NET Remoting offers RPC facilities for distributed systems implemented on the Windows platform. It has been superseded by WCF. The Microsoft
DCOM uses MSRPC which is based on DCE/RPC The Open Software Foundation
DCE/RPC Distributed Computing Environment (also implemented by Microsoft). Google
Protocol Buffers (protobufs) package includes an interface definition language used for its RPC protocols. [11 ]
Google Web Toolkit uses an asynchronous RPC to communicate to the server service. [12 ]
Apache Avro provides RPC where client and server exchange schemas in the connection handshake and code generation is not required.
Spike-Engine provides cross platform RPC facilities for .NET framework, web and mobile architectures with auto-generated stubs.
Twitter Finagle is a network stack for the JVM that you can use to build asynchronous Remote Procedure Call (RPC) clients and servers in Java, Scala, or any JVM-hosted language.
SAP RFC (Remote Function Call) is the standard SAP interface for communication between SAP systems. RFC calls a function to be executed in a remote system.
See also [ edit ]
^ Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H.; Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea C. (2014), , Arpaci-Dusseau Books Introduction to Distributed Systems
^ Anand M. White (December 23, 1975). "A High-Level Framework for Network-Based Resource Sharing". . RFC 707 Augmentation Research Center . Retrieved July 11, 2011.
^ "1994 – Andrew Birrell, Bruce Nelson: Remote Procedure Call". Software System Award citation. Association for Computing Machinery . Retrieved July 11, 2011.
^ "SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award". Special Interest Group on Operating Systems. Association for Computing Machinery . Retrieved July 11, 2011.
^ Bruce Jay Nelson (May 1981). "Remote Procedure Call". PARC CSL-81-9 (Also CMU-CS-81-119) (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center). PhD thesis.
^ The A-Z of Programming Languages: Modula-3 - a-z of programming languages. Computerworld. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
^ "Spyne". Spyne Website . Retrieved Feb 1, 2013.
^ "Introducing bert and bert rpc". Github blog . Retrieved July 17, 2012.
^ "How we made github fast". Github blog . Retrieved July 17, 2012.
^ libevent: Main Page. Monkey.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
^ "Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format". Google project website . Retrieved November 1, 2011.
^ "Google Web Toolkit". Google project website . Retrieved November 1, 2011.
References [ edit ]
Birrell, A. D.; Nelson, B. J. (1984). "Implementing remote procedure calls". ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 2: 39. doi: 10.1145/2080.357392.
This article is based on material taken from the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing prior to 1 November 2008 and incorporated under the "relicensing" terms of the GFDL, version 1.3 or later.
External links [ edit ]