[Spread-users] Bug in the Java frontend

Jonathan Stanton jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
Mon Mar 5 14:30:59 EST 2001

Oops. That's what I get for fixing the java library at the last minute. I
thought I had tested it, but I obviously missed something big. 

I'll include a patch to fix it on the website for now and include a fixed
library in a new release soon.

Thanks for spotting this and fixing it.


P.S. if anyone here is seriously using the Java library interface to
Spread, could you backchannel me? I have a few questions I'd like to ask
that could help with it.

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 11:26:45AM +0100, Kiwi wrote:
> I found a small bug in the Java frontend of the new 3.15.1 version of 
> Spread. Whenever a Java client tries to connect to a Spread daemon, an 
> IndexOutOfBoundsException exception is thrown. 
> This bug occurs in the sendConnect() method of the SpreadConnection 
> class when computing the internal buffer containing data for the 
> connection. The length of the private name of the server has been added 
> since 3.14, but the size of the buffer has not been increased. 
> Here is the result of the diff command: 
> SpreadConnection.java:307 
> >                byte buffer[] = new byte[len + 5]; // Fixed 
> <                byte buffer[] = new byte[len + 4]; 
> --- 
> Julien Dufour 
> Posse42 

Jonathan R. Stanton         jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
Dept. of Computer Science   
Johns Hopkins University    

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