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From elecha...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1821950 - /directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:08:45 GMT
Author: elecharny
Date: Tue Jan 23 00:08:44 2018
New Revision: 1821950

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1821950&view=rev
Log:
Completed teh network dev guide

Modified:
    directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext

Modified: directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext?rev=1821950&r1=1821949&r2=1821950&view=diff
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--- directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext (original)
+++ directory/site/trunk/content/api/internal-design-guide/5-network.mdtext Tue Jan 23 00:08:44
2018
@@ -38,6 +38,91 @@ NOTE : **LDAP** protocol is based on **T
 
 ## MINA usage
 
+**MINA** handles all the complexity of managing sockets and transfering messages in and out.
An application based on this framework just have to implement a few interfaces :
+
+* _IoHandler_ which is the part of the application that receives or sends messages, and manage
the connection to the remote peer
+* _ProtocolDecoder_ and _ProtoclEncoder_ which is responsible for encoding a meassage to
a _byte[]_ ready to be sent or to produce a message from a received _byte[]_
+* _ProtocolCodecFactory_ which is the factory that instanciates the encoder and decoder
+
+We also have to create a _Connector_, which is the instance in charge of managing the communication
with the remote peer. That implies we properly set the filter chain it uses, especially the
**SSL/TLS** part.
+
+Currently, we have a dedicated **MINA* module that covers a part of that, but the _Connector_
creation and initialization is done in the _LdapNetworkConnection_ class - which is a mistake,
it should be delegated to a class in the **MINA** module-.
+
+### Initialization
+
+The initialization is done in the _LdapnetworkConnection.connect_ method :
+
+    :::Java
+    public boolean connect() throws LdapException
+     {
+         ...
+
+         // Create the connector if needed
+         if ( connector == null )
+         {
+             createConnector();
+         }
+
+and the private _createConnector_ method does all the work :
+
+    :::Java
+    private void createConnector() throws LdapException
+    {
+        // Use only one thread inside the connector
+        connector = new NioSocketConnector( 1 );
+        
+        if ( connectionConfig != null )
+        {
+            ( ( SocketSessionConfig ) connector.getSessionConfig() ).setAll( connectionConfig
);
+        }
+        else
+        {
+            ( ( SocketSessionConfig ) connector.getSessionConfig() ).setReuseAddress( true
);
+        }
+
+        // Add the codec to the chain
+        connector.getFilterChain().addLast( "ldapCodec", ldapProtocolFilter );
+
+        // If we use SSL, we have to add the SslFilter to the chain
+        if ( config.isUseSsl() )
+        {
+            addSslFilter();
+        }
+
+        // Inject the protocolHandler
+        connector.setHandler( this );
+    }
+
+A few things :
+
+* We use one thread as a default to handle the communication with the server, it's enough
as we are only talking to one server anyawy. This is the reason we use '1' as a parameter
to the _Connector_ constructor.
+* We may have a SocketSessionConfig instance, as soon as one is passed to the _LdapNetworkConnection_
instance before the first call to the _connect_ method is done. By default, we just set the
_SO_REUSE_ flag.
+* We add one or two filters to the chain : the **codec** and the **SSL** filter, if needed.
The **SSL** filter requires that a _LdapConnectionConfig_ instance is passed to the constructor.
+* As we can see, the _LdapNetwworkConnection_ class is the _IoHandler_ implementation.
+
+This private class should be moved to another class in the **MINA** module.
+
+#### Example : using a LdapConnectionConfig
+
+Here is an example on how we can create and use a _LdapConnectionConfig_ to set up a secured
connection :
+
+    :::Java
+    LdapConnectionConfig sslConfig = new LdapConnectionConfig();
+    sslConfig.setLdapHost( Network.LOOPBACK_HOSTNAME );
+    sslConfig.setUseSsl( true );
+    sslConfig.setLdapPort( getLdapServer().getPortSSL() );
+    sslConfig.setTrustManagers( new NoVerificationTrustManager() );
+    sslConfig.setBinaryAttributeDetector( new SchemaBinaryAttributeDetector(
+            ldapServer.getDirectoryService().getSchemaManager() ) );
+
+    try ( LdapNetworkConnection connection = new LdapNetworkConnection( sslConfig ) )
+        {
+            connection.bind( "uid=admin,ou=system", "secret" );
+            ...
+
+
+### MINA Events processing
+
 There are two aspects we need to consider when it comes to use **MINA** :
 
 * events processing
@@ -187,4 +272,10 @@ The codec is inserted in **MINA** chain
         // Add the codec to the chain
         connector.getFilterChain().addLast( "ldapCodec", ldapProtocolFilter );
 
-So the _ProtocolCodecFilter_ class is responsible for initializing the codec (it's a **MINA**
class), and here, we use a factory to inject the encoder and decoder instances. This factory
is _LdapProtocolCodecFactory_.
\ No newline at end of file
+So the _ProtocolCodecFilter_ class is responsible for initializing the codec (it's a **MINA**
class), and here, we use a factory to inject the encoder and decoder instances. This factory
is _LdapProtocolCodecFactory_.
+
+This class, which is part of the _mina_ module, instanciate an instance of the statefull
**LDAP** encoder and decoder classes, _LdapProtocolEncoder_ and _LdapProtocolDecoder_, which
also belongs to the _mina_ module.
+
+What is important to remember is that **TCP** is not dealing with **LDAP** messages, but
with bytes. The decoder must be able to start decoding a message, even if it does not have
all the necessary bytes to decode a full **LDAP** message. It should also be able to decode
more than one message if the bytes it received contains more than the bytes necessary to hold
a message. All of this is handle by MINA anyway, but we must provide a way for the decoder
to keep the current state. Check the [codec](codec.html) page for more explainations.
+
+



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