It is with great pleasure that I introduce DRbFire 0.1.0 to the world.
Thanks go to Masatoshi SEKI for DRb, the most intuitive, best-factored
distributed object library I’ve ever had the pleasure of using.
What is it?
The DRb Firewall Protocol, or DRbFire, is a DRb protocol that allows
easy bidirectional communication in the presence of a firewall.
What does that mean, really?
It means that you can write cool little DRb clients, distribute them
far and wide, and then communicate with them bidirectionally regardless
of whether they sit behind a firewall or not. Bidirectional means that
the server can make calls to the client just the same as the client
makes calls to the server.
How does it work?
Basically it causes the client to initiate all connections, even server
to client connections. Read the source for more details.
How do I use it?
First, you’ll need to know how to use DRb. Once you do, check out the
DRbFire documentation - all of the ease of use is laid out there.
Samples are also included to help you get going.
Where can I check it out?
If you have any more questions, just drop me an email and I’ll do my
best to answer them.