SOAPConnectionTest#testGet connects to http://java.sun.com/index.html (!!!) to test sending GET requests with SOAPConnection. java.sun.com now redirects to oracle.com, but for several days, this redirection has been extremely slow or even times out. This considerably increases the time it takes to execute the SAAJ tests. Anyway, there is no need to notify Oracle every time somebody somewhere in the world is building Axis2... Therefore, this test should be refactored to start its own embedded Jetty container so that GET requests can be tested properly.