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From sebb <>
Subject Re: why hostname is localhost?
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:09:59 GMT
On 11 September 2013 13:04, Flavio Cysne <> wrote:
> Two possible solutions:
> 1. As suggested by sebb, localhost in /etc/hosts should be associated to
> your current IP, not to (loopback). You'll have to edit
> /etc/hosts and change with your current IP.

I don't recall suggesting that.

The problem normally arises if the host name for the client or server
is defined as the loopback address.
Of course if you call your host "localhost" then that would cause issues!

The local address should be shown in the client and server logs, e.g.:

2013/09/11 17:59:59 INFO  - jmeter.JMeter: IP: a.b.c.d Name: client
FullName: Client
2013/09/11 18:00:00 INFO  - jmeter.JMeter: Configuring remote engine for p.q.r.s

2013/09/11 17:59:47 INFO  - jmeter.JMeter: IP: p.q.r.s Name: server
FullName: Server
2013/09/11 17:59:47 INFO  - jmeter.engine.RemoteJMeterEngineImpl:
Starting backing engine on 1099
2013/09/11 17:59:47 INFO  - jmeter.engine.RemoteJMeterEngineImpl: IP

It is the last line that is important.
The client tells the server what IP to reply on, based on the IP
address it finds for itself (this is part of RMI)
The server will reply on that address; if the client says to reply on of course it won't work (unless both client and server are
on same host).

> 2. If machines' IPs change a lot (because of DHCP server) you could use
> -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=$(ifconfig eth0 | sed -n "2s/[^:]*:[ \t]*\([^
> ]*\) .*/\1/p") in your command line.
> This command line will return your current IP (if the network interface
> used is other than eth0, change it).
> As described in jmeter-server file, you have to add the variable below to
> command line if you can neither change /etc/hosts nor fixate IP address.
> jmeter-server executable command-line will look like this
> $> RMI_HOST_DEF="-Djava.rmi.server.hostname=$(ifconfig eth0 | sed -n
> '2s/[^:]*:[ \t]*\([^ ]*\) .*/\1/p')" ./jmeter-server
> Both solutions work also for jmeter executable file. The second one is a
> bit different 'cause you'll have to change RMI_HOST_DEF with JVM_ARGS
> $> JVM_ARGS="-Djava.rmi.server.hostname=$(ifconfig eth0 | sed -n
> '2s/[^:]*:[ \t]*\([^ ]*\) .*/\1/p')" ./jmeter

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