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From "Aaron T. Myers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9019) KerberosAuthenticator.doSpnegoSequence(..) should create a HTTP principal with hostname everytime
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:37:12 GMT

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Aaron T. Myers commented on HADOOP-9019:

bq. In a private cluster where machines dont have any DNS server and also mapping of all ip/hostnames
may not be present in /etc/hosts. In that case we may need to use IP instead of hostname in

But how will this proposal help in such a situation? In order for this to work, the cluster
will have to be able to do reverse name lookups on the IP address, so properly configured
DNS of some sort (either a DNS server or populated /etc/hosts) will have to be present.
> KerberosAuthenticator.doSpnegoSequence(..) should create a HTTP principal with hostname
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-9019
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9019
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Vinay
> in KerberosAuthenticator.doSpnegoSequence(..) following line of code will just create
a principal of the form "HTTP/<host>",
> {code}            String servicePrincipal = KerberosUtil.getServicePrincipal("HTTP",
>                 KerberosAuthenticator.this.url.getHost());{code}
>  but uri.getHost() is not sure of always getting hostname. If uri contains IP, then it
just returns IP.
> For SPNEGO authentication principal should always be created with <hostname>.
> This code should be something like this, which will look /etc/hosts to get hostname
> {code}            String hostname = InetAddress.getByName(
>                 KerberosAuthenticator.this.url.getHost()).getHostName();
> String servicePrincipal = KerberosUtil.getServicePrincipal("HTTP",
>                 hostname);{code}

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