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25  
26  package java.rmi;
27  
28  /**
29   * The <code>Remote</code> interface serves to identify interfaces whose
30   * methods may be invoked from a non-local virtual machine.  Any object that
31   * is a remote object must directly or indirectly implement this interface.
32   * Only those methods specified in a "remote interface", an interface that
33   * extends <code>java.rmi.Remote</code> are available remotely.
34   *
35   * <p>Implementation classes can implement any number of remote interfaces and
36   * can extend other remote implementation classes.  RMI provides some
37   * convenience classes that remote object implementations can extend which
38   * facilitate remote object creation.  These classes are
39   * <code>java.rmi.server.UnicastRemoteObject</code> and
40   * <code>java.rmi.activation.Activatable</code>.
41   *
42   * <p>For complete details on RMI, see the <a
43   href=../../../platform/rmi/spec/rmiTOC.html>RMI Specification</a> which describes the RMI API and system.
44   *
45   * @since   JDK1.1
46   * @author  Ann Wollrath
47   * @see     java.rmi.server.UnicastRemoteObject
48   * @see     java.rmi.activation.Activatable
49   */
50  public interface Remote {}