[jcifs] Problem with jcifs.UniAddress.isValidDnsName(String)

Tapperson Kevin Kevin.Tapperson at hcahealthcare.com
Fri Oct 7 14:26:22 GMT 2005

I think the issue with java.util.regex.* here is that it was introduced
in Java 1.4.

I would venture to guess that there are still many users that run jcifs
on the Java 1.3.x platform.  (I know we do.)

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Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 8:26 AM
To: Michael B Allen
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Subject: RE: [jcifs] Problem with


Forgive me for being obtuse, but I'm not exactly sure what overkill and
unique mean in this context. Would you mind clarifying?


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael B Allen [mailto:mba2000 at ioplex.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 9:09 PM
To: Spierenburg, Peter
Cc: jcifs at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [jcifs] Problem with

Overkill and java.util.regex looks a little unique. Come up with
something lightweight and I'll add patch it.

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005 14:40:32 -0600
"Spierenburg, Peter" <peter.spierenburg at abridean.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> There appears to be a bug in the
> jcifs.UniAddress.isValidDnsName(String)
> method. As it stands in the 1.2.5 release, this method rejects dns 
> names which begin with a digit. This is unfortunate since digits are 
> permitted first characters in dns names. As a result, I propose 
> changing the method to use a regular expression:
> import java.util.regex.Pattern;
> static boolean isValidDnsName( String hostname ) {
>     Pattern p =
> Pattern.compile("[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9\\055]*([\\056][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-
> Z0
> -9\055]*)*");
>     return p.matcher(hostname).matches(); }
> which I believe more accurately expresses the nature of dns names.
> Does this seem reasonable?
> Peter-Frank Spierenburg.

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