I might be wrong but I thing that protobuf does not implement any networking at all. Think about it as a framework for extend-able in time custom protocols implementation. It can serialize and deserialize objects by predefined by you structure. That's all.

Of course, protobuf can be used for networking. Talking about networking do not limit us to certain platform. Protobuf is what you need to prepare the objects to be transmitted and later on rebuild them on the other side of the wire but the networking implementation itself is delegated to you.

I think this is the main implementation ever meant.

On 10/18/10 10:38 AM, nit wrote:
can protocol buffer can be used to communicate across different
platforms and across 2 different machines.
I mean to say : if i generate a .proto file in one machine and send it
to another machine and retrieve the data on another machine?
if yes can you let me know where is that piece of code where we will
give IP address of destination machine which can be given in Source

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