RFR - 8159410: InetAddress.isReachable returns true for non existing IP addresses

Vyom Tewari vyom.tewari at oracle.com
Wed Sep 21 17:37:33 UTC 2016

So InetAddress.isReachable() will return false if the underline API 
IcmpSendEcho return with Status== IP_SUCESS and RoundTripTime > timeout.


On Wednesday 21 September 2016 10:39 PM, Rob McKenna wrote:
> Unfortunately the behaviour described is undocumented and was found the hard way. This part of the code is a necessity though.
> 	-Rob
> On 21/09/16 09:48, Vyom Tewari wrote:
>> Hi Rob,
>> Do you really think this extra check is required ?
>> if (pEchoReply->Status == IP_SUCCESS
>> + && (int)pEchoReply->RoundTripTime <= timeout) I did not found any
>> doc(MSDN) which explains this. I think in case of IP_SUCCESS "RoundTripTime"
>> is always less than timeout. I think similar changes is required in
>> Inet6Address.c as well ? Thanks, Vyom
>> On Wednesday 21 September 2016 08:46 PM, Rob McKenna wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I'd like to fix a bug caused by an incorrect assumption. The IcmpSendEcho* calls can actually return a similar set of errors regardless of whether the call itself failed or succeeded. This change checks that both the call and the ping were successful. In addition to that it takes a number of common failure causes into account before deciding to throw an exception.
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~robm/8159410/webrev.01/
>>> 	-Rob

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