in your manual you refer to the "ORB Portability Manual".
I tried to look it up - jboss site, google etc...
but I've not been able to find it.
can you please point me to the right direction.
The ORB portability guide is not included in the standard binary distributions. You'll need to pull down the source and look in ArjunaJTS/orbportability/docs/programmers_guide/