0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2002 11:40 AM by Andy Matthys-Pearce

    Remote EJB Client Connection Refused - ConnectException

    Andy Matthys-Pearce Newbie

      When attempting to lookup an EJBHome on JBoss 3.0.3 from a remote client, we were getting the following exception on the client:

      javax.naming.CommunicationException. Root exception is
      java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection refused to host:; nested exception is:
      java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect
      at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPEndpoint.newSocket(TCPEndpoint.java:567)

      After some digging, we found that the problem is that the correct host name is not being bound by the RMI Server in JBoss. There appear to be two solutions:
      1. set the "java.rmi.server.hostname" environment variable to the hosts fully qualified name or IP address in the run.sh / run.bat startup script.
      2. set the name of the localhost in the /etc/hosts file to be the fully qualified name or IP address

      An example of solution 1:
      ( in run.sh )
      JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dprogram.name=$PROGNAME -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=$FULL_HOST_NAME"