RFR: 8022445: fix RMISocketFactory example to avoid using localhost

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Aug 22 08:54:29 UTC 2013

On 22/08/2013 01:58, Stuart Marks wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please review this small documentation change to the example I added 
> to RMISocketFactory a couple weeks ago [1]. This change fixes a 
> problem that Bernd Eckenfels pointed out [2] where the interface 
> returned by getLoopbackAddress() might not match the interface that 
> "localhost" resolves to.
We don't have support for IPv4-only or IPv6-only listeners (at least not 
with stream oriented sockets, there is support for protocol specific 
datagram sockets but that doesn't apply here). So I'm curious about the 
original comments and whether there are configurations or loopback 
address plumbing where getLoopbackAddress doesn't do the right thing?


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