1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 7, 2012 2:24 PM by Wolf-Dieter Fink

    [AS7.1.1] EJB JNDI Lookup confusion: remote vs local

    Philipp Nanz Newbie

      Hi all,

       

      I have read the docs regarding remote JNDI lookup, but somehow it doesn't seem to match my first-hand experiences. I hope someone can clear this up for me.

       

      My application basically looks like this:

       

      Business.ear

      -- service.jar (EJB JAR)

      -- web.war

       

      Additionally, there is an remote client talking the app using EJB remoting...

       

       

      1) Local JNDI lookup (used inside the JAR and partially in the WAR):

       

      JNDI name: java:global/Business/service/FooEJB!foo.bar.ServiceLocal

       

      This works nicely, always.

       

      2) Remote JNDI lookup, from within the WAR:


      InitialContext is basically empty in this scenario.

       

      JNDI name: ejb:Business/service/FooEJB!foo.bar.Service

       

      This works as well, but there are two strange(?) differences compared to the local lookup:

      The prefix must be 'ejb:', 'java:' doesn't work. Also it doesn't work with 'global/' (or any other scope). Ok, I admit, this may be a remote thing, but still I'm wondering...

       

      3) Remote JNDI lookup, from external application:

       

      InitialContext:

      java.naming.factory.initial=org.jboss.naming.remote.client.InitialContextFactory

      java.naming.provider.url=remote://somehost:4447

      jboss.naming.client.ejb.context=true

       

      JNDI name: java:Business/service/FooEJB!foo.bar.Service

       

      Now it's getting crazy. This works as well, but as you see I need to use 'java:' prefix. With 'ejb:' prefix I get the dreaded NameNotFoundException

       

       

      Can anyone make any sense of this?!

       

      Thanks in advance!