Object Request Broker
<programming> (ORB) Part of the OMG CORBA specification, an ORB's basic
function is to pass method invocation requests to the correct objects and return
the results to the caller.
To achieve this the ORB must be able must be able to identify and locate
objects, handle connections from invoker and the data returned from methods.
Communication between the ORB and applications are achieved through IDL stubs
and skeletons whilst the OMG has specified IIOP as the protocol through which
ORBs may communicate with each other. Using IIOP, an ORB may request method
invocations from a remote object.
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