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JNDI setup for MyEclipse and TomCat

Dale DeMott
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 515
So I'm working to get some JMS code to work locally. Doing a typical message send and message received. My code needs to get the JNDI configured so I can get a look up working. I'm looking to get the JNDI lookup to work however I'm not sure how to setup the JNDI config for MyEclipse and TomCat locally. The exception I'm getting is as follows...

Exception in thread "main" javax.naming.NoInitialContextException: Need to specify class name in environment or system property, or as an applet parameter, or in an application resource file: java.naming.factory.initial
at javax.naming.spi.NamingManager.getInitialContext(
at javax.naming.InitialContext.getDefaultInitCtx(
at javax.naming.InitialContext.getURLOrDefaultInitCtx(
at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(
at pointToPoint.AsyncReceiver.main(

my code for the listener is as follows..

import javax.jms.ExceptionListener;
import javax.jms.JMSException;
import javax.jms.Message;
import javax.jms.MessageListener;
import javax.jms.Queue;
import javax.jms.QueueConnection;
import javax.jms.QueueConnectionFactory;
import javax.jms.QueueReceiver;
import javax.jms.QueueSession;
import javax.jms.Session;
import javax.jms.TextMessage;
import javax.naming.InitialContext;

public class AsyncReceiver implements MessageListener, ExceptionListener {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
// get the initial context
InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext();

// lookup the queue object
Queue queue = (Queue) ctx.lookup("queue/queue0");

// lookup the queue connection factory
QueueConnectionFactory connFactory = (QueueConnectionFactory) ctx

// create a queue connection
QueueConnection queueConn = connFactory.createQueueConnection();

// create a queue session
QueueSession queueSession = queueConn.createQueueSession(false,

// create a queue receiver
QueueReceiver queueReceiver = queueSession.createReceiver(queue);

// set an asynchronous message listener
AsyncReceiver asyncReceiver = new AsyncReceiver();

// set an asynchronous exception listener on the connection

// start the connection

// wait for messages
System.out.print("waiting for messages");
for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {

// close the queue connection

public void onMessage(Message message) {
TextMessage msg = (TextMessage) message;
try {
System.out.println("received: " + msg.getText());
} catch (JMSException ex) {
public void onException(JMSException exception) {
System.err.println("an error occurred: " + exception);



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