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From Oleg Kalnichevski <>
Subject Re: httpclient local address trouble
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2004 22:06:13 GMT

Do you know if this has ever worked with HttpClient 2.0.x and/or JRE


On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 19:43 -0500, Eric Renouf wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to setup an application that will run a bunch of HttpClient's from
> the same machine, simulating a bunch of different "real" users.  One thing that
> would make the more real is to have them coming from different IP addresses,
> which are all aliased on the machine already.  I tried creating an
> HostConfiguration object and calling
> hostConf.setLocalAddress(InetAddress.getByName(ip)); for each IP.  Sometimes
> this seems to work, but sometimes not.  When I watch the Apache logs I'll
> sometimes see the IPs that I'm trying to use but more often than not I see the
> default address for the host.  The line above does not raise an exception, and
> if I call hostConf.getLocalAddress later it gives me the IP back (with a / in
> front of it).
> I try both calling the setHostConfiguration on the HttpClient object and also
> passing it in when I call executeMethod (GetMethod only being used).  I'm using
> the commons-httpclient-3.0-beta1 package.
> Can someone help point me in the direction for what I can do to figure out what
> I'm doing wrong here?  I've tried googling "httpclient local address" and tried
> similar searches through the mailing list archives but haven't found anything
> too promising yet.  Any help would be very much appreciated.
> Eric
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