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Re: Servers on Windows?

by cdarke (Prior)
on Nov 26, 2007 at 08:57 UTC ( #652943=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Servers on Windows?

Are you sure you actually mean RPC and not IPC? Windows RPC (Remote Procedure Calls) uses its own implementation of DCE RPC which is generally not compatible with others. COM is implemented using Windows RPC, and so are a lot of Windows services (usually invisible to end-users). Although I have seen DCE RPC implemented on other systems, like Linux, personally I have never been able to get it working with Windows (that might have been me, of course).
IPC (Inter-Process Communication) is much simpler, depending on what you want to do.

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Re^2: Servers on Windows?
by BerntB (Deacon) on Nov 26, 2007 at 10:26 UTC

    I meant RPC, not Windows RPC. I have some servers where I need to start some simple sysadm scripts periodically and want to keep it as light as possible. Hence, no Cygwin, etc. (Without having to install a Visual C++ and compiling up a Service program.)

    Sigh, Thanks for info re DCE RPC implementations on Linux. :-(

      For periodically running stuff, I use Schedule::Cron::NoFork - but that requires a signed-on user or running as a service

        It is worth using over the built in Win stuff? I'll remember that.

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