First of all, thanks to Edward Chen for answering my query on javax/mail/MessagingException. Finally have that sorted, however it has led me to another problem...
Ok, heres the story...I have an applet which is deployed on Apache Webserver (localhost), with the neccessary files needed for the RMI app in the same directory - htdocs(i.e. Applet class, RMI Interface, and Stub). I have the object server running on the same machine - which is in the directory C:/pumps. For the binding I'm using rmi://localhost/PumpService. I'm running the rmiregistry in the C directory. The problem is that when I access the applet through localhost(i.e. http://localhost/pumps.htm) it doesnt work, doesnt seem to access the remote object. However, if I directly load the html page from C:/Apache2/htdocs/pumps.htm - it works perfectly. Any ideas on the way I could get it working through the localhost?
It would help for you to find out the exception you are getting that is causing the applet not to work when accessed through "localhost"... depending on what browser you are using, and whether you are using Sun's Java Plugin to run applets, the Java console for applets can be accessed in different ways. If you're using a recent version of the Java plugin, look for a java icon in the area of the taskbar that shows always-running programs. Click it and look for something like "Java console". In Internet Explorer, there should be a menu under the "Tools" menu called "Sun Java Console", though you may have to turn this option on in the "Internet Options" menu if it isn't available.
Once you find out how to bring the console up, when your applet doesn't work, bring up the console to see if there are any exceptions displayed. Finding out what specific exception is causing your applet not to work will help the most in figuring out how to fix it.
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