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From "Martin Oberhuber (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (NET-89) [net] TelnetClient broken for binary transmissions + solution
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:52:45 GMT

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Martin Oberhuber commented on NET-89:
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PS there doesn't even seem to be a suitable workaround by subclassing TelnetClient and overriding
protected _connectAction_ (), because from the subclass we cannot call super.super._connectAction_();
and doing super._connectAction_() first will leave us with a TelnetInputStream whose Thread
has already started and might have consumed some characters already, so we cannot replace
the FromNetASCIIInputStream after the fact any more :-(

And, giving access to protected _input_ also isn't an option because we cannot have the TelnetInputStream
and the client read from the same _input_ at the same time :-(

Not really having a workaround makes this a major issue indeed, and I'm not sure how this
can be fixed without adding new API...

> [net] TelnetClient broken for binary transmissions + solution
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: NET-89
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NET-89
>             Project: Commons Net
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: Operating System: All
> Platform: All
>            Reporter: Colin Surprenant
>
> TelnetClient does not handle correctly binary transmissions in two places:
> First in TelnetClient#_connectAction_() the telnet input and output streams are
> wrapped in the NetASCII streams to handle net vs platform line separator
> conversion which breaks the binary data. My quick solution was to simply remove
> those two wrapping streams. A more general solution might be to provide access
> to the unfilterer stream with methods like getUnfilteredInputStream and
> getUnfilteredOutputStream or to dynamically stop the NetASCII stream from
> 'corrupting' the stream when a TelnetOption.BINARY option is negotiated.
> Also, in TelnetInoutStream#__read() there is a bug in the __receiveState
> handling for the _STATE_IAC state. When a second consecutive IAC (0x255) is
> received to encode the single 0x255 character, read does not return 0x255 but
> instead move on to reading the next char in the stream.
> The current code reads:
> case _STATE_IAC:
>     switch (ch)
>     {
>     case TelnetCommand.WILL:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_WILL;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.WONT:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_WONT;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.DO:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DO;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.DONT:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DONT;
>         continue;
>     /* TERMINAL-TYPE option (start)*/
>     case TelnetCommand.SB:
>         __suboption_count = 0;
>         __receiveState = _STATE_SB;
>         continue;
>     /* TERMINAL-TYPE option (end)*/
>     case TelnetCommand.IAC:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DATA;
>         break;
>     default:
>         break;
>     }
>     __receiveState = _STATE_DATA;
>     continue;
> case _STATE_WILL:
> but it should be:
> case _STATE_IAC:
>     switch (ch)
>     {
>     case TelnetCommand.WILL:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_WILL;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.WONT:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_WONT;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.DO:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DO;
>         continue;
>     case TelnetCommand.DONT:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DONT;
>         continue;
>     /* TERMINAL-TYPE option (start)*/
>     case TelnetCommand.SB:
>         __suboption_count = 0;
>         __receiveState = _STATE_SB;
>         continue;
>     /* TERMINAL-TYPE option (end)*/
>     case TelnetCommand.IAC:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DATA;
>         break; // exit to enclosing switch to return from read
>     default:
>         __receiveState = _STATE_DATA;           
>         continue; // move on the next char
>     }
>     break; // exit and return from read
> case _STATE_WILL:
> I'll provide patches for this.
> Colin.

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