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  1. CXF
  2. CXF-5354

faultTo address is ignored when fault is thrown



    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.7.7
    • 2.7.8, 2.6.11
    • WS-* Components
    • None
    • Unknown


      I have a Provider based service and find that with WS-Addressing enabled, it doesn't handle FaultTo addresses properly. The case I found that caused this is when I turned on Schema Validation and sent a request that doesn't match the schema, then it throws a fault but instead sends the reply to the replyTo address. I then tried using a bogus mustUnderstand header to cause a fault to see if it was just related to the schema validation, but it has the same problem.

      Here's a sample request message to cause this (using mustUnderstand header so you don't have to setup schema validation to test):

      <?xml version="1.0"?>
      <soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope">
          <Action xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">anything</Action>
          <MessageID xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">urn:uuid:2eae8433-d42a-4749-b053-f5b5805fe8e9</MessageID>
          <To xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">http://localhost:9003/xdsregistryb</To>
          <ReplyTo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
          <FaultTo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">
          <bogus soap:mustUnderstand="true">this junk will fault</bogus>

      Note the ReplyTo is http://localhost:9003/replyBack and the FaultTo is http://localhost:9003/faultBack. When I send to my Provider service, the log file shows the response going to the replyBack url, but the To address in WS-Addressing header shows the faultBack url- so it's halfway right! This is the case with both schema validation faults and the above example of bogus mustUnderstand header.

      Here's the Wireshark network trace (so there is no possibility of bad logging being the issue):

      POST /replyBack HTTP/1.1
      Content-Type: application/soap+xml; charset=UTF-8
      Accept: /
      User-Agent: Apache CXF 2.7.7
      Cache-Control: no-cache
      Pragma: no-cache
      Host: localhost:9003
      Connection: keep-alive
      Content-Length: 706

      <soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"><soap:Header><Action xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing"/><MessageID xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">urn:uuid:6a5190fc-256f-428c-9e5e-8b79520bbf0c</MessageID><To xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">http://localhost:9003/faultBack</To><RelatesTo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing">urn:uuid:2eae8433-d42a-4749-b053-f5b5805fe8e9</RelatesTo></soap:Header><soap:Body><soap:Fault><soap:Code><soap:Value>soap:MustUnderstand</soap:Value></soap:Code><soap:Reason><soap:Text xml:lang="en">MustUnderstand headers: [bogus] are not understood.</soap:Text></soap:Reason></soap:Fault></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>

      Sorry, wiki markup is making bogus in red, not intentional. See how the address listed at the top doesn't match the WS-Addressing To address? With anonymous replyTo address then you get the fault back on the same synchronous request channel, and it still shows the /faultBack url in the To address.


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              dkulp Daniel Kulp
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