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From "Matt Doran (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-1489) Provide access to remote connection info
Date Mon, 29 Mar 2010 01:52:27 GMT


Matt Doran commented on DIRSERVER-1489:

I've dug into this a bit and have a patch that goes part of the way (see attached).

It does the following:
 * Adds storage for the client address on the DefaultCoreSession, and adds a setter.
 * Sets the network address in LdapRequestHandler.handleMessage().

I've only set the connection in one location in handleMessage() which seemed to be what was
needed for my "authenticated" sessions.   But I didn't do this in the unauthenticated case
yet (but that might be ok too).   There's also some other cases, like for the "InternalBindRequest",
which I don't understand so didn't touch.

It also seems like some "lookup" requests down into the partition don't use the same session
(maybe internal sessions used in the bind/authenticate process) ... but maybe that's ok too
if they are doing internal things.

I've created the patch against 1.5.5 because the custom partition examples haven't been updated
yet (neither have the external maven repos with the 1.5.6 jars and sources).

> Provide access to remote connection info
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1489
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.5
>            Reporter: Matt Doran
> I'm developing a custom partition and custom authentication handler to plug into ApacheDS,
and need to know the connection details of the client performing the requests.    A reason
why this might be useful it to be able to log the source of invalid authentication requests.
> The CoreSession object has a getClientAddress() method, however it always returns null.
 The CoreSession object is accessible from the places where it would be useful (i.e. via the
context objects passed into the Partition methods ... and also in the AuthenticationInterceptor.)
  Upon further investigation it looks like the implementation in DefaultCoreSession is hard-coded
to return null.  :(
> It also appears that the services main CoreSession object is reused alot (e.g. in the
authentication interceptor we use the same session object no matter who the caller is).
> I was interested in putting in a short-term patch to work-around this issue while a longer
term solution was considered.  But I couldn't find anything obvious.   I'd think it would
make sense to stuff the client address into the session somewhere up in one of the protocol
handlers (e.g. LdapRequestHandler.handleMessage) ... but there currently isn't anywhere to
put this info.  Any ideas on a short-term (even if hacky) way to achieve this?
> (raising as requested by Emmanuel Lecharany on user's list)

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