1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 8, 2002 8:49 PM by Peter Len

    Help - New & frustrated with the 'interest' example

    Peter Len Newbie

      I am new to JBoss and Beans so I am trying to get the 'interest' EJB example to work. I am running JBoss 2.4.4 - Tomcat 4.0.1 on a Win XP machine. Via ANT and the build files from the example documentation (documentation-example.zip), I am able to compile, JAR, and deploy the interest EJB to my JBOSS_DIST/deploy directory. JBoss spits out that it has deployed the bean. When I try to run the client (InterestClient), however, I can't get it to work.

      When it tries to do the lookup with interest/Interest, it basically times out with the following error:

      javax.naming.CommunicationException [Root exception is java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection refused to host:; nested exception is: java.net.ConnectException: Operation timed out: connect]

      I'm not sure what the port refers to. I am running the client app on the same machine as JBoss is running.

      I have tried several things to try to get it running, such as:
      - Having the client class not use the jndi.properties file but rather hardcode the values in a Properties object in the client class and pass that into InitialContext.
      - Run the client from the command-line: both using the jndi.properties file and using the Properties object for the values.
      - Modifying the ejb-jar.xml file to include the line:
      <!DOCTYPE ejb-jar
      PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0//EN"

      Nothing seems to work.

      I also went to http://localhost:8082/ to see if the EJB showed up. Under the 'Management' area it did list jndiName: interest/Interest.

      I followed that link and when it listed the value for the container it stated:
      Type Not Supported

      I'm not sure if the 'Type Not Supported' is stating that something is wrong with the EJB.

      This seems to be such a simple example to get working. I just can't seem to find out why the lookup is failing. Could it be the OS (Win XP - home edition)?

      I have searched through the EJB forum and have used some items that others have mentioned but no luck yet.

      I would appreciate any new thoughts.
      Thanks - Peter Len

        • 1. Re: Help - New & frustrated with the 'interest' example
          Peter Len Newbie

          After several disgusting days of no progress on this problem I finally found out why. A friend told me that the IP Address in my error output had something to do with AOL. I don't use AOL but my pre-installed XP computer had some AOL app loaded. I guess it is there so that you can hook-up to AOL easily. Once I un-installed this piece of @#$%^, the client app ran fine.

          That really pissed me off.