Courier is a remote procedure call standard developed by Xerox. This paper reports measurements of Courier's performance under 4.1c BSD Unix running on VAX-11/780s and on Sun personal workstations.
The cost of a remote procedure call is many times that of a local call. However, Courier's performance could be greatly improved by using a simpler protocol and better Ethernet interfaces.
On the Performance of Courier Remote Procedure Calls Under 4.1c BSD
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