1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 8, 2007 8:46 AM by mazz

    difference between socket, http and servlet invokers

    Peter Kras Newbie

      Hi,
      what is teh main difference between socket, http and servlet invokers?
      In layer of reliability and speed.
      thank you

        • 1. Re: difference between socket, http and servlet invokers
          mazz Master

          They probably all have the same reliability. I would think socket transport is the fastest, since it need not go through any secondary layer, like a webapp layer (i.e. servlet) or an HTTP parsing layer (like http).

          The differences are in other areas. For example: Using http allows you to more easily tunnel through firewalls (since typically, you'll tunnel over port 80 using the http transport and your firewall may already allow for that - no need to punch another hole). Using servlet allows you to go through a webapp layer that, say, Tomcat provides so you can piggyback on an already deployed Tomcat server - which in turn allows the sslservlet transport to reuse the Tomcat security features i.e. you can reuse the SSL connector and Tomcat's SSL certificate setup.