RFR 8024253: ThreadLocal random can use SecureRandom for the initial seed

Peter Levart peter.levart at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 12:52:58 UTC 2013

On 09/16/2013 02:46 PM, Peter Levart wrote:
> The InetAddress.getLocalHost() might throw SecurityException in some 
> configurations (SecurityManager.checkConnect(localHostName, -1)). So 
> perhaps, the call should be wrapped by AccessController.doPrivileged(...).

Correction: SecurityException is not propagated out of 
InetAddress.getLocalHost(), but loopback address is returned in case the 
security check fails, so AccessController.doPrivileged(...) might still 
be needed to gain as much seed as possible.


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