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From "Dave Lindquist (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (AMQ-2771) Side effect from AMQ-2094, server listens on host name address, client connects to localhost with the same URI
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:30:51 GMT


Dave Lindquist updated AMQ-2771:


The attached file "" is a comprehensive JUnit TestCase that
will show this issue.

As the submitter of the issue mentioned, the problem is that the resolveHostName method in
TcpTransport is incorrectly changing the machine name (which resolves to a true IP address)
into 'localhost' (which resolves to

In the attached test case, I've attempted to get EVERY name and address that is local to the
machine, and test creating a broker and connecting to that broker with that name form.

> Side effect from AMQ-2094, server listens on host name address, client connects to localhost
with the same URI
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: AMQ-2771
>                 URL:
>             Project: ActiveMQ
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: 5.3.0, 5.3.1, 5.3.2
>            Reporter: Przemek Bruski
>         Attachments:
> contains the following code:
> {code}
>     protected String resolveHostName(String host) throws UnknownHostException {
>         String localName = InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName();
>         if (localName != null && isUseLocalHost()) {
>             if (localName.equals(host)) {
>                 return "localhost";
>             }
>         }
>         return host;
>     }
> {code}
> contains the following code:
> {code}
>         InetAddress addr = InetAddress.getByName(host);
>         try {
>             this.serverSocket = serverSocketFactory.createServerSocket(bind.getPort(),
backlog, addr);
> {code}
> /etc/hosts looks like this:
> {code}
>       localhost.localdomain   localhost
> someip       myhostname.mydomain myhostname
> {code}
> Now, if I start server with uri: myhostname.mydomain, the server will listen on someip
but the client started on the same host with the same uri will try connect to localhost (and
> I know that useLocalHost can be used to avoid it, but silently connecting to localhost
is counterintuitive and does not sound like a valid default behaviour (according to documentation,
using localhost instead of the host name is a workaround, the workaround is now effectively
default behaviour and breaks valid setups that used to work with 5.2).
> This worked fine on 5.2, since the server bound to all interfaces - but fixing this was
obviously the right thing to do.
> Questions:
> 1. Can the default behaviour be changed to one that would work on majority of systems?
> 2. Is the workaround really needed? Maybe it's the local network settings that should
be corrected?
> 3. The debug messages are misleading and probably should be changed:
> [ActiveMQ Task] [FailoverTransport:604] urlList connectionList:[tcp://hostname:54663?wireFormat.maxInactivityDuration=300000]
> [ActiveMQ Task] [FailoverTransport:723] Attempting connect to: tcp://hostname:54663?wireFormat.maxInactivityDuration=300000
> [ActiveMQ Task] [FailoverTransport:764] Connect fail to: tcp://hostname:54663?wireFormat.maxInactivityDuration=300000,
reason: Connection refused
> In fact, it was the connection to localhost:54663 that was refused.

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