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From Dennis Cook <den...@cook-mail.net>
Subject RE: HttpClient question.
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 20:01:50 GMT
I would also propose that the HttpMultiClient and HttpConnection classes
could use a method of:

void setInterface(java.net.InetAddress)

This mechanism could be used to direct requests on multi-home hosts.  The
lack of this feature in the java.net.URL class is the reason why I started
looking at the jakarta project in the first place.  I have made these
changes and tested it locally, but I am not sure of the submission process.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Cook [mailto:dennis@cook-mail.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 12:44 PM
To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List'
Subject: RE: HttpClient question.


Might I suggest that the setting of individual connection properties be
handled in the HttpMultiClient rather than in the HttpConnectionManager.
Have the manager create the connection with only host and port, then have
the client set the proxy info, as it is currently setting the timeout value,
prior to using the connection in the method.execute(); 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc.Saegesser@apropos.com [mailto:Marc.Saegesser@apropos.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 12:37 PM
To: commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: RE: HttpClient question.


1)  Oops.  I added those methods some time ago, but forgot to commit the
change.  Must be old age catching up with me.

2)  Hmmm, hadn't really thought about changing the proxy settings.  This is
the sort of thing you sent once and they don't change.  I'll have to think
about it some.

3)  http://jakarta.apache.org/site/getinvolved.html.  In general we try to
to deal with dummies.  :-)


Marc Saegesser 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Cook [mailto:dennis@cook-mail.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 2:08 PM
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List' (E-mail)
> Subject: HttpClient question.
> 
> 
> I was just done a quick review the HttpMultiClient, 
> HttpConnectionMgr, and
> HttpConnection classes and found several inconsistancies.
> 
> 1) While the HttpConnectionMgr provides methods to define the use of a
> proxy, the HttpMultiClient completely hides this capablity.  
> This client
> creates a private instance of the connection manager and provides no
> accessors or setters to pass on proxy info to it.
> 
> 2) The setProxyHost() and setProxyPort() methods of 
> HttpConnectionMgr class
> do not prevent change of values after connections are created 
> and do not
> reset values on previously created connections.
> 
> I am new to this concept of public development projects and 
> not quite sure
> how changes are proposed, debated, accepted, implemented... 
> Does this happen
> within each project?  Is there a "How to be c contributor for 
> Dummies" guide
> :)
> 
> 
> 
> Dennis Cook
> BeVocal, Inc.
> tel:  408-907-4170
> fax: 408-745-9533
> 
> 
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