Module java.base

Class InetAddressResolverProvider


public abstract class InetAddressResolverProvider extends Object
Service-provider class for InetAddress resolvers.

A resolver provider is a factory for custom implementations of InetAddress resolvers. A resolver defines operations for looking up (resolving) host names and IP addresses.

A resolver provider is a concrete subclass of this class that has a zero-argument constructor and implements the abstract methods specified below.

A given invocation of the Java virtual machine maintains a single system-wide resolver instance, which is used by InetAddress. It is set after the VM is fully initialized and when an invocation of a method in InetAddress class triggers the first lookup operation.

A resolver provider is located and loaded by InetAddress to create the system-wide resolver as follows:

  1. The ServiceLoader mechanism is used to locate an InetAddressResolverProvider using the system class loader. The order in which providers are located is implementation specific. The first provider found will be used to instantiate the InetAddressResolver by invoking the get(InetAddressResolverProvider.Configuration) method. The returned InetAddressResolver will be set as the system-wide resolver.
  2. If the previous step fails to find any resolver provider the built-in resolver will be set as the system-wide resolver.

If instantiating a custom resolver from a provider discovered in step 1 throws an error or exception, the system-wide resolver will not be set and the error or exception will be propagated to the caller of the method that triggered the lookup operation. Otherwise, any lookup operation will be performed using the system-wide resolver.

Implementation Note:
InetAddress will use the built-in resolver for any lookup operation that might occur before the VM is fully booted.
  • Constructor Details

    • InetAddressResolverProvider

      protected InetAddressResolverProvider()
      Creates a new instance of InetAddressResolverProvider.
      Implementation Note:
      It is recommended that an InetAddressResolverProvider service implementation initialization should be as simple as possible, in order to avoid possible risks of deadlock or class loading cycles during the instantiation of the service provider.
      SecurityException - if a security manager is present and its checkPermission method doesn't allow the RuntimePermission("inetAddressResolverProvider").
  • Method Details

    • get

      Initialize and return an InetAddressResolver provided by this provider. This method is called by InetAddress when installing the system-wide resolver implementation.

      Any error or exception thrown by this method is considered as a failure of InetAddressResolver instantiation and will be propagated to the caller of the method that triggered the lookup operation.

      configuration - a InetAddressResolverProvider.Configuration instance containing platform built-in address resolution configuration.
      the resolver provided by this provider
    • name

      public abstract String name()
      Returns the name of this provider, or null if unnamed.
      the name of this provider, or null if unnamed