Nothing comes up on Google, so I'll throw this out for reference. I was trying to use the new Glassfish server to run a JADE GatewayAgent, on localhost, connecting to a main container on the localhost. Anyhow, it blows off with a MalformedURLException: no protocol yadda yadda yadda when trying to add the child node, blowing off in the RMIMTPManager$PlatformManagerAdapter.addNode method.
This looks like an incompatability with the RMI implementation on Glassfish. In the short term, I punted to Tomcat 5.5 and all is right with the world again.
I'm on J2SE 1.6_02, btw.