We have a client-server application. Client is running on Windows Vista and Server is on Windows 2003.
We recently upgrade from Jboss 4.0.5 to Jboss 5.1.0. When we try to connect a remote client to server, it didn't connect. After some investigaton, we found that in the client machine's network configuration, we don't have DNS server configured and the NetBIOS over TCP/IP is disabled. Once we change the NetBIOS setting to Default (or Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP), client can connect to server without problem.
If the Client machine is configured to point to a DNS server, then looks like NetBIOS over TCP/IP can be disabled.
We tested by connecting using either ip address or the machine name. The result is the same.
My questions are: why do we need NetBIOS or DNS? Is there any change we can do in JBoss configuration to not use NetBIOS or DNS server?
Thanks a lot!