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Assistance Needed Setting up First JDBC Program

David Yu
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Hi everyone,

I am a beginner in JDBC and in the process of setting up a simple test program. I successfully installed MySQL, j2sdk1.4.2_13 that comes with JDBC as well as JConnector.

When I attempt to run the following program in Eclipse as a "Java Application", a window appeared asking me to select the Java application. The default matching type "Activation - sun.rmi.server". I went with the default and received the following error message. I am sort of confused on what to do. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Activation.main: warning: sun.rmi.activation.execPolicy system
property unspecified and no ExecPermissions/ExecOptionPermissions
granted; subsequent activation attempts may fail due to unsuccessful
ExecPermission/ExecOptionPermission permission checks. For
documentation on how to configure rmid security, refer to:


Activation.main: an exception occurred: Port already in use: 1098; nested exception is:
java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
java.rmi.server.ExportException: Port already in use: 1098; nested exception is:
java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.listen(TCPTransport.java:243)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.exportObject(TCPTransport.java:178)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPEndpoint.exportObject(TCPEndpoint.java:382)
at sun.rmi.transport.LiveRef.exportObject(LiveRef.java:116)
at sun.rmi.server.UnicastServerRef.exportObject(UnicastServerRef.java:145)
at sun.rmi.registry.RegistryImpl.setup(RegistryImpl.java:92)
at sun.rmi.registry.RegistryImpl.<init>(RegistryImpl.java:78)
at java.rmi.registry.LocateRegistry.createRegistry(LocateRegistry.java:164)
at sun.rmi.server.Activation.main(Activation.java:2049)
Caused by: java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketBind(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.bind(PlainSocketImpl.java:331)
at java.net.ServerSocket.bind(ServerSocket.java:318)
at java.net.ServerSocket.<init>(ServerSocket.java:185)
at java.net.ServerSocket.<init>(ServerSocket.java:97)
at sun.rmi.transport.proxy.RMIDirectSocketFactory.createServerSocket(RMIDirectSocketFactory.java:27)
at sun.rmi.transport.proxy.RMIMasterSocketFactory.createServerSocket(RMIMasterSocketFactory.java:333)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPEndpoint.newServerSocket(TCPEndpoint.java:615)
at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPTransport.listen(TCPTransport.java:231)
... 8 more

Test Program:

import java.sql.*;

public class JDBCtest {
public static void main(String args[]){
"Copyright 2004, R.G.Baldwin");
try {
Statement stmt;

//Register the JDBC driver for MySQL.

//Define URL of database server for
// database named mysql on the localhost
// with the default port number 3306.
String url =

//Get a connection to the database for a
// user named root with a blank password.
// This user is the default administrator
// having full privileges to do anything.
Connection con =
url,"root", "password");

//Display URL and connection information
System.out.println("URL: " + url);
System.out.println("Connection: " + con);

//Get a Statement object
stmt = con.createStatement();

//Create the new database
//Register a new user named auser on the
// database named JunkDB with a password
// drowssap enabling several different
// privileges.
"ON JunkDB.* TO 'auser'@'localhost' " +
"IDENTIFIED BY 'drowssap';");
}catch( Exception e ) {
}//end catch
}//end main
}//end class JDBCtest.java
Paul Sturrock
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Address already in use: JVM_Bind

The application you are running is trying to use a port that is already in use. Given the port, are you sure you are running your application from Eclipse, and no something else like Tomcat?

Depending on your operation system, you should have a tool to discover what ports are in use by what processes. If its Windows use netstat.
David Yu
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Finally figured out what the problem was. Hooray!

It turns out that the default compiler of Eclipse is set to "5.0". After setting that to "1.4", code is able to work properly with J2SE 1.4.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Thanks for posting the solution so that others who see this thread in the future can benefit.
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