rmiregistry on Windows NT

Hi everyone,

I have a demo sample of the RMI code from Java Network Programming from O'Reilly.
A sample of the code follows.
Basically when I start the rmiregistry on my HP-UX box and then I start the
"java HelloImpl", it gives the message Server Ready and I'm able to run my
HelloClient in my client machine.

My problem is that when I start the rmiregistry and the HelloImpl on my NT
box, I don't get any message "Server ready" and my HelloClient fails with the
following message: "java.rmi.NotBoundException: hello"

How can I make it work with Windows NT?

Thanks

Jonny

/* Hello.java */
import java.rmi.*;
public interface Hello extends Remote
{
   public String sayHello() throws java.rmi.RemoteException;
}

/* HelloImpl.java */
import java.rmi.*;
import java.rmi.server.*;
import java.net.*;

public class HelloImpl extends UnicastRemoteObject implements Hello
{
    public HelloImpl() throws RemoteException
    {
       super();
    }
    public String sayHello() throws RemoteException
    {
       return "Truncated";
    }
    public static void main (String args[])
    {
       try
       {
          HelloImpl h = new HelloImpl();
          Naming.rebind("hello",h);
          System.out.println("Server ready");
       }
       catch (RemoteException re)
       {
          System.out.println("Exception: " + re);
       }
       catch (Exception e)
       {
          System.out.println("Malformed: " + e);
       }
    }
}

/* HelloClient.java */
import java.rmi.*;

public class HelloClient
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      System.setSecurityManager( new RMISecurityManager());
      try {
         Hello h = (Hello) Naming.lookup("hello");
         String message = h.sayHello();
         System.out.println("Client: " + message);
      }
      catch (Exception e) {
         System.out.println("Exception: " + e);
      }
   }
}
Jonny071797Asked:
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ashishagarwalConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Jonny,

We keep working on RMI almost everyday.. and we use the following and it seems to work :

1. We have a hostname for our host say MyHost ( Contol Panel-->network setting->Tcp-ip-> dns --> hostname = myhost

2. have an entry in your hostfile for myhost

myhost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

3. use fully qualified url for naming.rebind() in Rmi server
  "//myhost/hello"

4. try out the examples which come with JDK1.1.x.. the tutorial will of of great help !!


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ashishagarwalCommented:
Jonny,

make sure of teh following :

1. You have TCPIP set up and have a hostname/ipaddress for your NT m/c.
2. you have an entry for your hostname in the hosts file:
on NT its in c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

once its up!! then your application shoudl run!!

best of luck!!



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Jonny071797Author Commented:
Thanks for your help ashishagarwal, but is doesn't help. I have TCP/IP installed and running on my NT workstation.

When I run the HelloClient, it gives me the exception: java.rmi.NotBoundException: Hello

I also tried to move put "rmi://localhost/hello" on the HelloClient but same thing happens.

I believe the problem is on the HelloImpl not finding the rmiregistry.


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alvinwangCommented:
how about using 127.0.0.1:1099 which is the default port for rmi?
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Jonny071797Author Commented:
The same thing happens using localhost, 127.0.0.1:1099, or leaving it "hello" only.

I believe the problem is related to the server (HelloImpl.java).
It should detect that rmiregistry ir running and give me the "Server Ready" message.

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ashishagarwalCommented:
jonny,

did you check your hosts file ????

do you have a name for your m/c and have an entry for i in your hosts file ???

it is ESSENTIAL to have an hosts entry in the hosts file.. Look at my earlier answer for location for the hostsfile...
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Jonny071797Author Commented:
my first entry in the hosts file is
127.0.0.1       localhost

I can also ping localhost and it returns 127.0.0.1.
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Jonny071797Author Commented:
Hi Ashishagarwal,

Thanks for your help. It still doesn't seem to work, but I'll have a look at the samples from JDK.
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