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From "Kan Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-7104) Remove unnecessary DNS reverse lookups from RPC layer
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2011 02:13:47 GMT

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Kan Zhang commented on HADOOP-7104:
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Todd, the changes you made look fine. Thanks again!

+1.

> Remove unnecessary DNS reverse lookups from RPC layer
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7104
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7104
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: ipc, security
>            Reporter: Kan Zhang
>            Assignee: Kan Zhang
>         Attachments: 7104-few-edits.patch, c7104-01.patch, c7104-03.patch
>
>
> RPC connection authorization needs to verify client's Kerberos principal name matches
what specified for the protocol. For service clients like DN's, their Kerberos principal names
can be specified in the form of  "datanode/_HOST@DOMAIN.COM". To get the expected
> client principal name, the server needs to substitute "_HOST" with the client's fully
qualified domain name, which requires a reverse DNS lookup from client IP address. However,
for connections from clients whose principal name are either unspecified or specified not
using the "_HOST" convention, the substitution is not required and the reverse DNS lookup
should be avoided. Currently the reverse DNS lookup is done for all clients, which could slow
services like NN down, when local named cache is not available.

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