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How to build a replicated ehcache through firewall and not to die trying

It's assumed that:

You already have a java application and you have an ehcache instance running in your program with 1 cache configured to replicate.You want to connect 1 instance to another instance you have in a remote machineThe remote machine you are connecting to is located behind a firewall.You have been given access to only 1 port to make an ssh connection to the remote (firewalled) machine. Ehcache uses RMI to connect the remote instances. When the cache in host 1 tries to connect to cache in host 2, RMI opens a new server socket in host 1 to listen for incoming connections from the host 2.
The problem here is that these random ports are not accesible to remote hosts because the hosts are behind a firewall.

So to fix it, we need to configure ehcache to only use 2 ports. The "remoteObjectPort" does the magic. So we have this ehcache.xml configuration:
1 server port for the ehcache server to listen to other ehcache servers.1 server port for the ehcache cache to liste…