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From Greg Trasuk <tras...@stratuscom.com>
Subject Re: LookupDiscovery.ResponseListener configuration
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:19:59 GMT

On Fri, 2012-10-12 at 07:05, Simon IJskes - QCG wrote:
> Wouldn't the server socket in LookupDiscovery.ResponseListener be a good 
> candidate to be made configurable?  It is now
> serv = new ServerSocket(0);
> that means, on a fixed firewalled host, this will not work. The thread 
> is started only once the documentation states, so if it is fixed by 
> configuration, no problems should occur in a single instance.

I just had a quick look at the code for LookupDiscovery.  Hard to tell
without going deeper, but it looks like it sends multicast requests on a
set of network interfaces configured by the 'multicastInterfaces' config
entry, and includes a host name configured by the 'multicastRequestHost'
configuration entry.  The ServerSocket listed above will listen for
responses to the multicast (which are unicast) on all the network
interfaces.  So I don't think the 'new ServerSocket(0)' is wrong.  It
might be slightly more correct to create a listener for each interface,
but I suspect the ServerSocket(0) is a reasonable hack.

So, I think that LookupDiscovery is already configurable enough. 
Similarly, the real solution for any other uses of
'InetAddress.getLocalHost()' in the codebase is to make the component
properly configurable with a host name.

Now, as for your thought on a configurable strategy for figuring out the
preferred local hostname, there's already a utility class called
'com.sun.jini.config.ConfigUtil' that has methods for 'getHostName()'
and 'getHostAddress()'.  Currently they just call
'InetAddress.getLocalHost()'.  Perhaps we could add a pluggable strategy
there.  Probably just have another version of the methods take a
strategy object.  That way it would be usable from inside a
Configuration object.

Oh, and I'd assume that we would rename the utility class to



> Gr. Simon
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