Re: Detecting server on lan

Nigel Wade <>
Fri, 03 Jul 2009 12:06:03 +0100
Tom Anderson wrote:

On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Lew wrote:

Ken T. wrote:

You still have to have its IP address and my clients aren't running an RMI
registry now on any machine. At their site there is no standard location
for the RMI registry.
Maybe I'm missing something. Is there a way to locate the RMI registry on
the local area network?

When you run the registry, you will know on which machine you ran it.

The WHOLE POINT of this thread is that the machines which need to find the
registry DO NOT know which machine it was run on!

But the WHOLE POINT rmiregistry, and network and server administration in
general, is that the clients SHOULD KNOW.

A server should ideally be at a fixed IP address. Alternatively it should have a
fixed hostname, and dynamic DNS can be used to provide the dynamic IP address.
If you follow this simple rule with your network administration the
OPs "problem" becomes a non-issue. It would take about 5 minutes to implement
the former of these options.

If you do anything else you are just inventing problems which don't need to

Nigel Wade

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