Ok , i am quite new at this . I have been wasting time since this morning trying to connect to a jboss server running on a different machine . I am currently using JbossIDE for eclipse , and when i try " window/show/jboss server view" it shows me a list of servers from the localhost ( note that i do not have anything installed on localhost) . When i change the hostname , it doesn't show any servers . If you have any ideas or further questions please reply , cause i'm sure we'll work it out eventually .