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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: java:comp/ORB
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:15:17 GMT
David Jencks wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2007, at 5:34 PM, Andres wrote:
>> We are porting an application from Websphere 6.1 to Geronimo 1.1.1.  
>> We have
>> a CORBA component (not EJB) that used to obtain the ORB by looking up
>> java:comp/ORB.  Is there a way to do this in the present release 
>> using JNDI
>> or will this be available in 1.2./2.0 when global JNDI support is 
>> completed?
> if this is a corba service that runs in a thread started by the orb, 
> and doesn't go through any j2ee components, I'm not sure you will be 
> able to bind the orb under java:comp even in 1.2/2.0.  In 1.2  you'll 
> be able to write some extra code to bind an orb anywhere you want in 
> global jndi, but I'm not sure whether you can bind into the 
> "java:comp" context since that is pretty heavily specified for use by 
> j2ee components.  It might work, I don't know.  In 2.0 this will be at 
> least as possible and the orb may be pre-bound (although AFAIK that 
> isn't implemented yet)
> If the thread this runs on went through a j2ee component before 
> getting to your code, there should be an orb bound to java:comp/ORB 
> already so long as the orb module is actually running.  We've 
> generally shipped with the orb turned off and turn it on when we 
> detect an app using corba transport for ejbs.  So one thing you want 
> to do is look in var/config/config.xml or the admin console and see if 
> its on.  In 1.2/2.0 I think the module is called 
> org.apache.geronimo.configs.corba-yoko/${version}/car, and in 1.1.1 
> probably geronimo/openejb-corba-sun/1.1.1/car.
1.1.1 predates the yoko split, so is known as just 
geronimo/j2ee-corba.   The 1.2 module is geronimo/j2ee-corba-yoko. 


> Hope this helps,  feel free to ask more.
> david jencks
>> Thanks.
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