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From "Robert Joseph Evans (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-8134) DNS claims to return a hostname but returns a PTR record in some cases
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:04:40 GMT

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Robert Joseph Evans updated HADOOP-8134:
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    Target Version/s: 2.0.0, 3.0.0  (was: 0.23.3, 0.24.0)
    
> DNS claims to return a hostname but returns a PTR record in some cases
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8134
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8134
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: util
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0
>            Reporter: Harsh J
>            Assignee: Harsh J
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Per Shrijeet on HBASE-4109:
> {quote}
> If you are using an interface anything other than 'default' (literally that keyword)
DNS.java's getDefaultHost will return a string which will have a trailing period at the end.
It seems javadoc of reverseDns in DNS.java (see below) is conflicting with what that function
is actually doing. 
> It is returning a PTR record while claims it returns a hostname. The PTR record always
has period at the end , RFC: http://irbs.net/bog-4.9.5/bog47.html
> We make call to DNS.getDefaultHost at more than one places and treat that as actual hostname.
> Quoting HRegionServer for example
> String machineName = DNS.getDefaultHost(conf.get(
>         "hbase.regionserver.dns.interface", "default"), conf.get(
>         "hbase.regionserver.dns.nameserver", "default"));
> We may want to sanitize the string returned from DNS class. Or better we can take a path
of overhauling the way we do DNS name matching all over.
> {quote}
> While HBase has worked around the issue, we should fix the methods that aren't doing
what they've intended.
> 1. We fix the method. This may be an 'incompatible change'. But I do not know who outside
of us uses DNS classes.
> 2. We fix HDFS's DN at the calling end, cause that is affected by the trailing period
in its reporting back to the NN as well (Just affects NN->DN weblinks, non critical).
> For 2, we can close this and open a HDFS JIRA.
> Thoughts?

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