This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
■"My Client can't lookup the EJB from java:comp/env"
A plain, standalone, Java application cannot use java:comp/env. There is the official concept of a Java EE Application Client which can be packaged in an ear and deployed into the Container. In practice, most people find them restrictive, cumbersome, and hard to use and are therefore rarely employed in "real world" projects. Most people opt to use the non-standard, vendor-specific, approach to looking up EJBs from their plain java clients. In OpenEJB this can be done via either the RemoteInitialContextFactory (for remote clients) or the LocalInitialContextFactory (for local clients of an embedded container). The JNDI names can be configured as shown here: http://openejb.apache.org/3.0/jndi-names.html. NOTE: These are EJB lookups, so maybe not pertinent for what you're trying to do.