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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1123) Implement a way to override or resolve DNS entries defined in the OS
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:43:09 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCLIENT-1123:
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The patch is too 'noisy' (a lot of changes are due to different formatting, line wrapping,
etc), which makes it difficult to review. Could you please create a new patch with the least
amount of non-functional changes?

Oleg 

> Implement a way to override or resolve DNS entries defined in the OS
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1123
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1123
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: HttpClient
>            Reporter: Alin Vasile
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: dns_overrider_poc.patch, dns_overrider_poc.patch, dns_resolver.patch
>
>
> When working with HttpClient in restrictive environments, where the user doesn't have
the permissisions to edit the local /etc/hosts file or the DNS configuration, can be eased
with an DNS Overrider capability. 
> This can be useful with JMeter which can follow redirects automatically and resolve some
of the redirected hosts against its configuration. Another example is a custom forward proxy,
written in Java and based on httpclient, which can be deployed is such a restricted environment
that would ease the development of various web solutions for some developers. 

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