I don't know what you want to do. JNDI is a complete replacement for the rmiregistry thing.
If you don't use EJBs - why do you want to use an application server? If you don't need it - don't use it. This saves you a lot complexity.
What I wanted to do is to be able to offer jdk1.1.x clients access to EJBs ("why" you ask... trust me, you don't what to know).. simply by providing a RMI facade to EJBs.
And as I said in one of my last posts, I know that RMI is the base for such "new" and "exciting" technologies :-> like EJBs, but I should be able to use it directly from a modern application server. I don't think that's too much to ask :->
Thanks for your reply anyway.
So I see your problem now... ;-)
You want to access EJBs with JDK 1.1. Hmmm.
I think JDK 1.1 is a must - otherwise you would not have asked here...