4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2004 11:44 PM by Scott Stark

    ClassCastException/Receive Timed Out

    Paul Rowe Newbie

      Hi All;

      I realize that this question has been posted a thousand times. However, I have not been able to find an appropriate response to my problem. I am quite experienced with EJB's and Webapps. I feel I have done all that I can do to troubleshoot this one.

      I have an EAR file with a web app and several ejbs. This EAR file runs fine on weblogic. Since I am a traditionalist, I disabled the UnifiedClassLoader with a jboss-app.xml file. When I worked with this problem on Saturday, my EAR was working in JBoss. But, when I started further dev tonight, a new problem occurred. The webapp is unable to communicate with the EJB's due to the infamous ClassCastException/Receive Timed Out problem. I have done the following, and I still am unable to solve the problem:

      1. My jndi.properties is set correctly. I am able to gain an InitialContext to the server.
      2. jboss.xml is setup correctly. the jndi-name element matches what the name I am trying to lookup from the webapp.
      3. I cleared the /tmp directory out and made sure I have no offending jar files around that may contain stale classes. I also made sure my classpath was clear.

      I spent several days now troubleshooting various problems with JBoss. It seems that my "standard" app is no longer standard because of all the little tweeks I have to put in just to get it running.

      I am pretty stuck and frustrated on this one. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      Is there some debugging that I can enable to get further information on this problem? Does the ClassCastException indicate that JBoss is receiving a stale class? Or, could the ClassCast indicate something else?

        • 1. Re: ClassCastException/Receive Timed Out
          Paul Rowe Newbie

          I did a bit a troubleshooting. Here's the stack trace:

          javax.naming.CommunicationException: Failed to connect to server localhost:1099. Root exception is
          at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.getServer(NamingContext.java:199)
          at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.checkRef(NamingContext.java:1181)
          at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.lookup(NamingContext.java:514)
          at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.lookup(NamingContext.java:507)
          at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(InitialContext.java:347)
          at com.boxhead.framework.ejb.EJBUtil.getEJB(EJBUtil.java:83)

          I took a look at NamingContext.java:199 and found that the ClassCast is occurring while trying to do a cast to Naming. Naming appears to be a representation of a client side JNDI server. Therefore, it does not appear to be my code, but it appears to be something with the configuration of my server?

          I am using a standard configuration. I made no modifications to any files in the standard jboss 3.2.3 implementation. I am passing the following properties to the server during startup:


          Suggestions would be appreciated ...

          • 2. HELP!!
            Paul Rowe Newbie

            Hi All;

            I am really stuck on this problem and any help would be appreciated. I have been adding to the following thread, and if anyone has any input, please add to it. I am really stuck and frustrated. I believe this to be a problem within JBoss and not in my code.


            • 3. Re: ClassCastException/Receive Timed Out
              Paul Rowe Newbie

              I read somewhere in the forums that maybe I should not supply a hostname and factory while trying to get the initial context. I tried that, and that did not solve the problem. Hence, I did this:

              props = new Properties();

              // props.put(Context.INITIAL_CONTEXT_FACTORY,providerFactory);
              // props.put(Context.PROVIDER_URL, jndiProviderUrl);

              if (user != null)
              props.put(Context.SECURITY_PRINCIPAL, user);

              if (password != null)
              props.put(Context.SECURITY_CREDENTIALS, password);


              Context out=new InitialContext(props);


              • 4. Re: ClassCastException/Receive Timed Out
                Scott Stark Master

                The only way to get any further help is by posting a bug report to sourceforge with a testcase: