is a mechanism for providing persistentreferencesto objects andmanaging the executionof object
remote object is accessed (via a methodinvocation) if that remote object is not currently executing, thesystem initiates the object's execution inside an appropriateJVM
object is a remote object that is instantiated andexported in a JVM on some system.
object is one that is not yet instantiated (or exported)in a JVM, but which can be brought into an active state.
ransforming a passive objectinto anactive objectis a process