Many do this because it's neat and easy to do, but I do not believe there is a requirement to do this. If it's driving you up the wall you can always not do it.
Originally posted by Melinda White:
My understanding is that unreferenced should clear all locks held by the client that crashed or otherwise ended "normally" but may have left locks open.
Michael Ernest recommends The Remote Method Invocation Guide highly. See his review in the Bunkhouse.
Anyone know a good RMI book? [...] I am stumped.
Whoa! That is a very good point -- thanks, Reinhold. It didn't dawn on me that you could be binding these things in the registry, but if you are, then yes... Melinda?
Originally posted by Reinhold Gruber:
I think the problem is that your DataAccess-Object which implements Unreferenced is bound into the RMI registry. [...]