Hello World RMI using Netbeans

While working on my assignment for the Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform certification, I discovered that little documentation exists for setting up a simple Remote Method Invocation (RMI) hello world application using Netbeans.

Hopefully this post saves others time that I had to invest. The code here heavily leverage’s that available on Rose India, however, the code on Rose India did not work without modification.

1. Create an Interface named HelloInterface that extends Remote:

import java.rmi.*;

public interface HelloInterface extends Remote {

        public String say() throws RemoteException;

2. Create a class Hello which implements HelloInterface:

import java.rmi.*;
import java.rmi.server.*;

public class Hello extends UnicastRemoteObject
           implements HelloInterface {

           private String message;

           public Hello(String msg) throws RemoteException {
                     message = msg;

           public String say() throws RemoteException {
           return message;

3. Create a class named HelloServer which, believe it or not, acts as the server. This class creates an entry in the servers RMI registry which is available for the client.

import java.rmi.Naming;
import java.rmi.registry.Registry;

public class HelloServer {

        public static void main(String[] args) {
                try {
                        Registry r = java.rmi.registry.LocateRegistry.createRegistry(1099);//1099 is the port number
                        r.rebind("Hello", new Hello("Arsenal Football Club, THFC forever in our shadow."));
                        System.out.println("Server is connected and ready for operation.");
                } catch (Exception e) {
                        System.out.println("Server not connected: " + e);

4. Write your client class, HelloClient, which invokes the remote methods on your server:

import java.rmi.Naming;

public class HelloClient {

        public static void main(String[] argv) {
                try {
                        HelloInterface hello = (HelloInterface) Naming.lookup("//localhost/Hello");
                } catch (Exception e) {
                        System.out.println("HelloClient exception: " + e);

That is all your coding coded. Now run the server, then run the client. There lies the foundation for you to take over the world using RMI. As a special bonus, enjoy a picture of  Tony Adams.

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Tony Adams, no respect for RMI.

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7 Responses to Hello World RMI using Netbeans

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  2. Sarah says:

    Wonderful post! Thanks for saving my time 🙂

  3. Loganathan M says:

    Thanks for Your Service

  4. Ram says:

    Very helpful..thanks alot

  5. Adewale Azeez says:

    The following error is returned:

    HelloClient exception: java.rmi.ConnectIOException: error during JRMP connection establishment; nested exception is:

  6. sukanya sen says:

    very nice code. very very clean. i am running it in netbeans. running perfectly

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