tomsky tomsky - 1 month ago 17
Java Question

Java RMI cannot bind server

I'm working on Java RMI application, and having problem binding a server to the registry. I'm working on eclipse using rmi plugin, and everything worked fine before I had to format my pc. Also, I'm sure the code is ok since it's the one given to me as a solution, so there must be something wrong with my configuration.
Here's the code:

public static void main (String[] args){

try{

RMIChatServer myObject = new RMIChatServerImpl();

System.setSecurityManager(new RMISecurityManager());

Naming.rebind("Hello", myObject);

System.out.println("Remote object bound to registry");
}
catch( Exception e){

System.out.println("Failed to register object " + e);
e.printStackTrace();
System.exit(1);

}

}


Exceptions it gives:

Failed to register object java.rmi.ServerException: RemoteException occurred in server thread; nested exception is:
java.rmi.UnmarshalException: error unmarshalling arguments; nested exception is:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: access to class loader denied
java.rmi.ServerException: RemoteException occurred in server thread; nested exception is:
java.rmi.UnmarshalException: error unmarshalling arguments; nested exception is:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: access to class loader denied
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.oldDispatch(UnicastServerRef.java:419)
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.dispatch(UnicastServerRef.java:267)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:177)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:174)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport.serviceCall(Transport.java:173)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.handleMessages(TCPTransport.java:553)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run0(TCPTransport.java:808)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run(TCPTransport.java:667)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1110)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:603)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)
at sun.rmi.transport.StreamRemoteCall.exceptionReceivedFromServer(StreamRemoteCall.java:273)
at sun.rmi.transport.StreamRemoteCall.executeCall(StreamRemoteCall.java:251)
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastRef.invoke(UnicastRef.java:377)
at sun.rmi.registry.RegistryImpl_Stub.rebind(Unknown Source)
at java.rmi.Naming.rebind(Naming.java:177)
at RMIChatServerImpl.main(RMIChatServerImpl.java:175)
Caused by: java.rmi.UnmarshalException: error unmarshalling arguments; nested exception is:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: access to class loader denied
at sun.rmi.registry.RegistryImpl_Skel.dispatch(Unknown Source)
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.oldDispatch(UnicastServerRef.java:409)
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.dispatch(UnicastServerRef.java:267)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:177)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport$1.run(Transport.java:174)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at sun.rmi.transport.Transport.serviceCall(Transport.java:173)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.handleMessages(TCPTransport.java:553)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run0(TCPTransport.java:808)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport$ConnectionHandler.run(TCPTransport.java:667)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1110)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:603)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: access to class loader denied
at sun.rmi.server.LoaderHandler.loadClass(LoaderHandler.java:447)
at sun.rmi.server.LoaderHandler.loadClass(LoaderHandler.java:184)
at java.rmi.server.RMIClassLoader$2.loadClass(RMIClassLoader.java:637)
at java.rmi.server.RMIClassLoader.loadClass(RMIClassLoader.java:264)
at sun.rmi.server.MarshalInputStream.resolveClass(MarshalInputStream.java:216)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1593)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1514)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readOrdinaryObject(ObjectInputStream.java:1750)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1347)
at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputStream.java:369)
... 13 more
Caused by: java.security.AccessControlException: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" "\D:\uni\YEAR 3\Enterprise Programming\java\czat solution 2\bin\-" "read")
at java.security.AccessControlContext.checkPermission(AccessControlContext.java:366)
at java.security.AccessController.checkPermission(AccessController.java:555)
at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(SecurityManager.java:549)
at sun.rmi.server.LoaderHandler$Loader.checkPermissions(LoaderHandler.java:1176)
at sun.rmi.server.LoaderHandler$Loader.access$000(LoaderHandler.java:1130)
at sun.rmi.server.LoaderHandler.loadClass(LoaderHandler.java:411)
... 22 more


I researched the problem and most say that it's because of codebase settings (I also use security policy), I have tried different settings, and currently using 'compute from classpath' option provided by rmi plugin, which worked before, but fails now :( Please advice!

Answer

So, quick summary of the problem and the solution:

If you're running on JDK 7.1/ 6.29 (possible some other version) RMI server will not bind if you set its codebase to the file or directory on your hard disk. The same code works just fine under older version of JDK (tested on 6.24). Thanks for your help!

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