i'm using jboss3.0.4 on suse linux 7.3 and getting the same error when running the server with default configuration. i am able to startup jboss with the minimal configuration without any errors. have you had any luck solving this problem?
i forgot to mention my jdk. i'm running sun's jdk 1.4.1_01. could this be the culprit?
If you're on a UNIX type operating system, ensure that the name of your machine resolves to an IP address. ("ping hostname" will do). If not, add it to /etc/hosts.
With JRE1.3 JBoss gives an error message about host not found, with JRE1.4 it just throws a NPE.
i just want to thank you for your reply!! i was pulling my hair out over the past two days trying to figure this out, and i was just about to reformat my box and start over.
i edited my hosts file, and now jboss starts up like a charm. some kind of error message would be wonderful to avoid this kind of frustration, but with a great help forum like this, i'll survive.
thank you again!