public interface RMIClientSocketFactory
RMIClientSocketFactory instance is used by the RMI runtime
in order to obtain client sockets for RMI calls. A remote object can be
associated with an
RMIClientSocketFactory when it is
created/exported via the constructors or
RMIClientSocketFactory instance associated with a remote
object will be downloaded to clients when the remote object's reference is
transmitted in an RMI call. This
be used to create connections to the remote object for remote method calls.
RMIClientSocketFactory instance can also be associated
with a remote object registry so that clients can use custom socket
communication with a remote object registry.
An implementation of this interface should be serializable and
Object.equals(java.lang.Object) to return
passed an instance that represents the same (functionally equivalent)
client socket factory, and
false otherwise (and it should also
Object.hashCode() consistently with its
createSocketCreate a client socket connected to the specified host and port.
host- the host name
port- the port number
- a socket connected to the specified host and port.
IOException- if an I/O error occurs during socket creation