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From "subes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HTTPCLIENT-1058) SO_TIMEOUT not set early enough for SOCKS proxies in PlainSocketFactory
Date Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:13:57 GMT
SO_TIMEOUT not set early enough for SOCKS proxies in PlainSocketFactory

                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1058
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1058
             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: HttpClient
    Affects Versions: 4.1 Final
            Reporter: subes

I've created my own delegating SchemeSocketFactory implementation which supports setting SOCKS
proxies on socket creation. In the connectSocket implementation, I previously just delegated
to PlainSocketFactory.

The problem there was, that the SO_TIMEOUT was not set on the socket before the connection
was established through the SOCKS proxy. This lead to a stop on the native read0 method because
the socket is endlessly waiting for a read to occur from the proxy, so it can continue with
the the connect to the actual socket destination through the proxy. I made sure I set the
SO_TIMEOUT parameter in HttpParams, but it did not get honored by PlainSocketFactory.

To fix this and make HttpClient honor SO_TIMEOUT for SOCKS proxies, the following line has
to be added:
in PlainSocketFactory.connectSocket(...).

Heres the complete fixed method:

    public Socket connectSocket(
            final Socket socket,
            final InetSocketAddress remoteAddress,
            final InetSocketAddress localAddress,
            final HttpParams params) throws IOException, ConnectTimeoutException {
        if (remoteAddress == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("Remote address may not be null");
        if (params == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("HTTP parameters may not be null");
        Socket sock = socket;
        if (sock == null) {
            sock = createSocket();
        if (localAddress != null) {
        //FIX for SOCKS proxies which get stalled if they don't answer
        int timeout = HttpConnectionParams.getConnectionTimeout(params);
        try {
            sock.connect(remoteAddress, timeout);
        } catch (SocketTimeoutException ex) {
            throw new ConnectTimeoutException("Connect to " + remoteAddress.getHostName()
+ "/"
                    + remoteAddress.getAddress() + " timed out");
        return sock;

Currently I've implemented this in my delegating SchemeSocketFactory, because PlainSocketFactory
misses this setting.

Dunno if there are other implementations of SocketFactory in HttpClient, which might need
this fix. Anyway I hope this helps other people who get  headaches about halting threads because
they use SOCKS proxies. :)

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