I am using BitCoinJ for my java application which fetches the test network's genesis block. I referred to the basics mentioned at JavaWorld and BitCoins Google Code wiki.
I am able to get it running but there seems to be an error while waiting for the node.
I receive the following output :
[main] INFO com.google.bitcoin.core.BlockChain - chain head is at height 0: v1 block: previous block: 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 merkle root: 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b time:  Thu Feb 03 04:46:42 IST 2011 difficulty target (nBits): 487063544 nonce: 384568319 [New I/O boss #9] INFO com.google.bitcoin.core.Peer - com.google.bitcoin.core.Peer$PeerHandler@fe64b9 - Connection refused: no further information
Note : I am working from a NAT network, can this be a point of connection failure?