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org.omg.CORBA.INTERNAL. vmcid: SUN minor code: 208 means Unable to determine local hostname using InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName().
The ORB uses InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName() to create a reference to the name service for looking for and/or binding references. It also uses InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName() on the server side to create remote object references (i.e., IORs) that contain the name/port of the server (rather than a dotted-decimal/port pair).
To avoid the call to getHostName, you can set the following properties (refer to Starting and Stopping ORBD if you are not sure how to do this):
Set com.sun.CORBA.ORBServerHost to the DNS name or dotted-decimal address of the server if the ORB is acting as a server.
Set com.sun.CORBA.ORBInitialHost to the DNS name or dotted-decimal address of the name server.