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From Michael Becke <>
Subject Re: httpclient local address trouble
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2004 03:39:03 GMT
Hi Eric,

I can't think of anything at the moment that would cause this.  If you 
post a sample of the code you are using and a wire log showing the 
problem we should be able to track down the problem.



On Dec 6, 2004, at 7:43 PM, 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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