RFR 8029995: accept yes/no for boolean krb5.conf settings

Wang Weijun weijun.wang at oracle.com
Tue Jan 28 19:41:54 PST 2014

In fact, I had thought about throwing an exception when the value is not a supported one, but decided not to do that for compatibility reasons. The old Config::getBooleanValue() has never thrown an exception. We have other methods doing similarly (say, getIntValue()r returns Integer.MIN_VALUE is there is a NumberFormatException).


On Jan 29, 2014, at 5:46, Sean Mullan <sean.mullan at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 01/28/2014 03:53 AM, Wang Weijun wrote:
>> Please review the fix at
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~weijun/8029995/webrev.00/
>> The supported boolean values in this fix cover what MIT krb5 does and
>> we also added 'f'.
>> The old getBooleanValue() method returns true for “true” and false
>> otherwise but the new method returns null if the value is not
>> supported. I’ve carefully changed how the method is called to ensure
>> maximum compatibility, but there is still one left:
>> We support DNS lookup for realm name by default, which means we do it
>> if dns_lookup_realm is not set to false, or when unset, if
>> dns_fallback is not set to false. Before this change, when
>> dns_lookup_realm is set to “unknown”, it means false so DNS lookup is
>> not performed. After this change, it’s equivalent to dns_lookup_realm
>> unset, and dns_fallback is used. I think the current behavior is
>> better than the old one.
> I agree, but since it is a behavior change, it should be specified in the CCC and release notes.
> Fix looks fine otherwise.
> --Sean

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