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  1. ZooKeeper
  2. ZOOKEEPER-1576

Zookeeper cluster - failed to connect to cluster if one of the provided IPs causes java.net.UnknownHostException

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.5.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.5.0
    • Component/s: server
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      Three 3.4.3 zookeeper servers in cluster, linux.


      Using a cluster of three 3.4.3 zookeeper servers.
      All the servers are up, but on the client machine, the firewall is blocking one of the servers.
      The following exception is happening, and the client is not connected to any of the other cluster members.

      The exception:Nov 02, 2012 9:54:32 PM com.netflix.curator.framework.imps.CuratorFrameworkImpl logError
      SEVERE: Background exception was not retry-able or retry gave up
      java.net.UnknownHostException: scnrmq003.myworkday.com
      at java.net.Inet4AddressImpl.lookupAllHostAddr(Native Method)
      at java.net.InetAddress$1.lookupAllHostAddr(Unknown Source)
      at java.net.InetAddress.getAddressesFromNameService(Unknown Source)
      at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName0(Unknown Source)
      at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(Unknown Source)
      at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.zookeeper.client.StaticHostProvider.<init>(StaticHostProvider.java:60)
      at org.apache.zookeeper.ZooKeeper.<init>(ZooKeeper.java:440)
      at org.apache.zookeeper.ZooKeeper.<init>(ZooKeeper.java:375)

      The code at the org.apache.zookeeper.client.StaticHostProvider.<init>(StaticHostProvider.java:60) is :
      public StaticHostProvider(Collection<InetSocketAddress> serverAddresses) throws UnknownHostException {
      for (InetSocketAddress address : serverAddresses) {
      InetAddress resolvedAddresses[] = InetAddress.getAllByName(address
      for (InetAddress resolvedAddress : resolvedAddresses)

      { this.serverAddresses.add(new InetSocketAddress(resolvedAddress .getHostAddress(), address.getPort())); }


      The for-loop is not trying to resolve the rest of the servers on the list if there is an UnknownHostException at the InetAddress.getAllByName(address.getHostName());
      and it fails the client connection creation.

      I was expecting the connection will be created for the other members of the cluster.
      Also, InetAddress is a blocking command, and if it takes very long time, (longer than the defined timeout) - that also should allow us to continue to try and connect to the other servers on the list.
      Assuming this will be fixed, and we will get connection to the current available servers, I think the zookeeper should continue to retry to connect to the not-connected server of the cluster, so it will be able to use it later when it is back.
      If one of the servers on the list is not available during the connection creation, then it should be retried every x time despite the fact that we


        1. ZOOKEEPER-1576-3.4.patch
          7 kB
          Benjamin Jaton
        2. ZOOKEEPER-1576.patch
          8 kB
          Michi Mutsuzaki
        3. ZOOKEEPER-1576.5.patch
          9 kB
          Edward Ribeiro
        4. ZOOKEEPER-1576.4.patch
          9 kB
          Edward Ribeiro
        5. ZOOKEEPER-1576.3.patch
          8 kB
          Edward Ribeiro

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              eribeiro Edward Ribeiro
              tally.tsabary Tally Tsabary


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