RFR: 8065553: Failed Java web start via IPv6 (Java7u71 or later)

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Wed Jan 28 16:10:14 UTC 2015

Hi folks,

There is a problem in sun/security/util/HostnameChecker.java matchIP 
method. When comparing an ipv6 address with its abbreviated counterpart 
the comparison will fail. I'm open to a more efficient way of comparing 
these addresses (perhaps a utility method to abbreviate an ipv6 string) 
but this seems to do the job.


(btw, though this is a security component, it does seem to have a strong 
networking slant, so feel free to redirect me to net-dev)


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