How do I set timeout to JNDI lookup of WebLogic Server (WLS) using InitialContext? (Doc ID 1052962.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.0 to 10.3.3
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

I have an application that does JNDI lookup on a remote server. If that server is down, the Context.lookup call is not timing out.

I try setting the following -D parameters and restarting the instance, but it appears that Context does not honor the TCP/IP timeout values. The -D parameters added to the server startup script are as follows:

None of the above parameters helped.

The question is how to set a timeout value for an initialContext.lookup() call so that it will time out if the remote server doesn't respond within a specified period of time?

Cause

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