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From "Svetoslav Neykov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (BROOKLYN-197) Fails to launch unless Internet access is available
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:00:16 GMT


Svetoslav Neykov commented on BROOKLYN-197:

Jetty is doing the right thing - intercepting the dtd lookups of the xml parser (for web.xml)
and redirecting them to jar locations (see

The problem is that the files can't be found on the classpath. Adding a dependency on jetty
schemas ( should
be good enough. Note that pre-jetty 9 we depended on a jetty version of the servlet api which
included the schemas (

> Fails to launch unless Internet access is available
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BROOKLYN-197
>                 URL:
>             Project: Brooklyn
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.0
>            Reporter: Richard Downer
> Brooklyn 0.9.0-SNAPSHOT requires a connection to the public Internet to work. This is
a regression from Brooklyn 0.8.0.
> This is an issue when Brooklyn is launched into secured server environments. It is common
in many corporations that production servers have restricted egress access to the public Internet.
Therefore this is a major issue.
> The issue appears to be that Jetty is using Xerces to parse XML files; Xerces is trying
to resolve the DTDs by downloading them from the URL in the XML header. Therefore, it will
be trying to access When this operation fails, the root webapp is not
deployed, and the Brooklyn web console (and probably the REST API too) returns 503 Service

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