In the Spring tutorial we have
Except after some testing, i could only remotely obtain my RMI instance of the RMIServiceExporter using RmiProxyFactoryBean is this normal :?:16.2.1. Exporting the service using the RmiServiceExporter
Using the RmiServiceExporter, we can expose the interface of our AccountServer object as RMI object. The interface can be accessed by using RmiProxyFactoryBean, or via plain RMI in case of a traditional RMI service. The RmiServiceExporter explicitly supports the exposing of any non-RMI services via RMI invokers.