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i'm trying to transfer a stub object to allow it to be invoked on a different machine.

when i do so, the stub object no longer contains a remoteRef? it is now null?

i.e. before the transfer it returns remote ref IP = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx + port
      after transfer remote ref = null?

any help....
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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it seems somewhere you are wrong
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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can u post some code snippet so that experts understand

Best Regards
Sudhakar Chavali
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by:maxol
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RMI object exported is called 'myServer'

RemoteStub rs = RemoteObject.toStub(myServer);

System.out.println(rs.toString())    gives "RemoteStub [ref: 111.111.111.111 ObjID:0] ... okay

after i send it over an ObjectOutputStream and recast it as a stub the

System.out.println(rs.toString())    gives "RemoteStub [ref: null] ... bad, no reference now

??
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by:wolfc
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Which version JDK?
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by:maxol
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jdk1.4.2_01
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by:girionis
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Can you make sure it is serializable and the data you want to transfer can also be serialized?
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by:bvanderveen
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You need to make  sure the remote interface the stub is implementing is also on the other machine's classpath.
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Using http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/rmi/getstart.doc.html as a base.

Added the following to HelloImpl:
      RemoteStub rs = (RemoteStub) RemoteObject.toStub(obj);
      
      System.out.println("rs = " + rs);
      
      ObjectOutputStream out = new ObjectOutputStream(new FileOutputStream("hello.ref"));
      out.writeObject(rs);
      out.flush();
      out.close();
                  
Created:
package examples.hello;

import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.ObjectInputStream;

public class HelloFile{
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        try {
              ObjectInputStream in = new ObjectInputStream(new FileInputStream("hello.ref"));
              Object rs = in.readObject();
              in.close();
              
              System.out.println("rs = " + rs);
              Hello obj = (Hello) rs;
              System.out.println(obj.sayHello());
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
            System.out.println("HelloFile exception: " + e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

Got the following on Windows XP using JDK 1.4.2_03:
rs = examples.hello.HelloImpl_Stub[RemoteStub [ref: [endpoint:[192.168.1.7:1441](local),objID:[0]]]]
HelloServer bound in registry
Saying hello to 192.168.1.1

With on Debian Woody Linux 2.4.18 using JRE 1.4.1_05:
carlo@ogre:~/tmp/TestRMI$ java -cp . examples.hello.HelloFile
rs = examples.hello.HelloImpl_Stub[RemoteStub [ref: [endpoint:[192.168.1.7:1441](remote),objID:[1bab50a:fe33b6565b:-8000, 0]]]]
Hello World!

And the same running HelloFile on Windows.

What am I doing right? :-)
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by:maxol
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you beauty!

i was casting it as a stub when it should have been a remote object on the client side!

i thank you!
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by:wolfc
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You're welcome. :-)
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