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K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3132

Hi all, java.rmi.ConnectException is subclass of java.rmi.RemoteException. I encounter this situation:

1. start RMI server
2. run network client
3. do something eg search/book etc
4. stop server
5. do something -> got ConnectException and NOT EXIT APP
6. start server again
7. do something -> still get ConnectException

Why is this? I use a service layer in between client and server. When I start my client, I have a getService method to get the server/database instance. Then I pass this parm to my other objects.

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Kevin Florish
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Joined: Jan 06, 2009
Posts: 181
As far as I am aware this is correct behaviour.

Stopping the server severs the link you had when you started your client (proxy/stub relationship). So restarting the server won't reconnect this
link and so after stopping and restarting the server you still need to restart the client to reconnect the link. At least this is my understanding and
is also the way my code works.

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K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3132

Thanks Kevin, then my app is behaving correctly.
Alain Dickson
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Joined: Dec 08, 2008
Posts: 53
My RMI connection behaves like this: have a look at the link
I agree. Here's the link:
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