Can some explain Context.list() in DNS terms?

From:
"robert" <robertlazarski@gmail.com>
Newsgroups:
comp.lang.java.programmer
Date:
16 Dec 2006 07:50:55 -0800
Message-ID:
<1166284255.793792.257450@80g2000cwy.googlegroups.com>
Hi all,

First question: using nmap 10.101.40.200 shows port 53 and dns running
so why would DirContext.list() throw "OperationNotSupportedException:
DNS service refused" ? The goal: Find all hosts that are known to a
nameserver. If one of the hosts is a NS record, search that server as
well. I can switch - as the commented out code shows - to use the
public dns server via calculateDNS("bee.uspnet.usp.br", "usp.br") and
the code works fine. Why I can't connect to 10.101.40.200 completely
baffles me - what exactly is DirContext.list() trying to look for in
the DNS service ? I tried DNSJava as well with the same problem.

Second question: Can someone explain the equivalent DIG or NSLOOKUP
commands that and the subsequent:

NamingEnumeration hostEnumeration = DirContext.list()
String host = ((NameClassPair) hostEnumeration.next())
                              .getNameInNamespace();

I want to post the DNS parts of the question to the approriate
newsgroup, but I'm having a hard time using DIG and NSLOOKUP to repeat
the results.

Here's my code - there are a few sockets open, already cancelled,
waiting to timeout which is ok. Not sure about the recursion part -
still thinking about it.

package org;

import java.util.concurrent.*;

public class RecursionLatch {
    private final CountDownLatch done = new CountDownLatch(1);

    public boolean isSet() {
        return (done.getCount() == 0);
    }

    public synchronized void setCompleted() {
        if (!isSet()) {
            done.countDown();
        }
    }

    public void taskCompleted() throws InterruptedException {
        done.await();
    }
}

package org;

import static java.lang.System.out;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collection;
import java.util.Hashtable;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Queue;
import java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentLinkedQueue;
import java.util.concurrent.Executor;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService;
import java.util.concurrent.Executors;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import java.util.concurrent.Callable;
import java.util.concurrent.Future;
import java.util.concurrent.atomic.AtomicInteger;

import javax.naming.NameClassPair;
import javax.naming.NamingEnumeration;
import javax.naming.directory.Attributes;
import javax.naming.directory.DirContext;
import javax.naming.directory.InitialDirContext;
import javax.naming.directory.Attribute;
import javax.naming.directory.Attributes;
import javax.naming.NamingException;

public class DNS
{
  private static final AtomicInteger taskCount = new AtomicInteger(0);
  private static final RecursionLatch solution = new RecursionLatch();

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
      helloDNS();
  }

  /*******************************************************************
  Use this method to test dns
  *******************************************************************/
  private static void helloDNS() throws Exception {
       //calculateDNS("10.101.40.200", "atlantico.com.br");
       calculateDNS("bee.uspnet.usp.br", "usp.br");
       out.println("calculateDNS returned, waiting for cancelled
sockets to timeout...");
  }

  private static List<String> calculateDNS(final String ipDNS, final
String domain)
          throws Exception {

      final Hashtable<String, String> env = new Hashtable<String,
String>();
      env.put("java.naming.factory.initial",
"com.sun.jndi.dns.DnsContextFactory");
      env.put("java.naming.provider.url", "dns://" + ipDNS + "/");

      final DirContext ictx;
      ictx = new InitialDirContext(env);
      ExecutorService exec = Executors.newCachedThreadPool();

      NamingEnumeration hostEnumeration = null;
      boolean gotList = false;
      Callable <NamingEnumeration> listTask =
          new Callable<NamingEnumeration>() {
              public NamingEnumeration call() {
                  try {
                      return ictx.list(domain);
                  } catch (Exception ex) {
                      ex.printStackTrace();
                  }
                  return null;
              }
          };
      Future <NamingEnumeration> future = exec.submit(listTask);
      try {
          hostEnumeration = future.get(10L, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
          if (hostEnumeration != null) {
              gotList = true;
          }
      } catch (Exception ex) {
          ex.printStackTrace();
      } finally {
          future.cancel(true);
      }

      try {
          if (!gotList) {
              throw new Exception("Can't connect to DNS server");
          }
          // skip those already found
          Queue <String> domainsVisitedQueue = new
ConcurrentLinkedQueue<String>();
          domainsVisitedQueue.add(domain);

          Queue <String> resultQueue = new
ConcurrentLinkedQueue<String>();
          parallelRecursiveDNS(exec, ictx, hostEnumeration,
domainsVisitedQueue, resultQueue );
          // wait for latch
          solution.taskCompleted();
          out.println("latch returned, waiting for shutdown");

          for (String s : resultQueue) {
              out.println("WTF: " + s);
          }
          return new ArrayList<String>(resultQueue);
      } catch (Exception ex) {
          ex.printStackTrace();
          throw new Exception (ex);
      } finally {
          out.println("shutting down DirContext");
          long ictxStart = System.currentTimeMillis();
          if (ictx != null) {
              try {
                  ictx.close();
              } catch (NamingException ex) {
                  ex.printStackTrace();
              }
          }
          long ictxEnd = System.currentTimeMillis();
          out.println("runnable execution time was "
            + (ictxStart - ictxStart) / 1000 + " seconds ");
          // may have some sockets still open that have been cancelled
- that's ok
          exec.shutdownNow();
          out.println("termination complete");
      }

  }

  private static void parallelRecursiveDNS(final ExecutorService exec,
final DirContext ictx,
          final NamingEnumeration hostEnumeration, final
Collection<String> domainsVisitedQueue,
          final Collection<String> results)
      throws Exception {

      while (hostEnumeration.hasMore()) {

          taskCount.incrementAndGet();
          exec.execute(new Runnable() {
              public void run() {
                  long runStart = System.currentTimeMillis();
                  try {
                      String host = null;
                      host = ((NameClassPair) hostEnumeration.next())
                              .getNameInNamespace();
                      if (results.contains(host)) {
                          return;
                      }
                      results.add(host);
                      out.println("Found host: " + host);
                      Attributes aDNS = ictx.getAttributes(host,
                                  new String[] { "NS" });
                      NamingEnumeration allDNS = aDNS.getAll();
                      while (allDNS.hasMore()) {
                          out.println("Entering allDNS: ");
                          Attribute attr = (Attribute) allDNS.next();
                          NamingEnumeration values = attr.getAll();
                          final String dns = values.next().toString();
                          if (domainsVisitedQueue.contains(dns)) {
                              continue;
                          }
                          domainsVisitedQueue.add(dns);

                          NamingEnumeration newEnumeration = null;
                          boolean gotList = false;
                          Callable <NamingEnumeration> listTask =
                              new Callable<NamingEnumeration>() {
                                  public NamingEnumeration call() {
                                      try {
                                          out.println("doing future on
ictx.list()");
                                          return ictx.list(dns);
                                      } catch (Exception ex) {
                                          ex.printStackTrace();
                                      }
                                      return null;
                                  }
                              };
                          Future <NamingEnumeration> future =
exec.submit(listTask);
                          try {
                              newEnumeration = future.get(10L,
TimeUnit.SECONDS);
                              if (newEnumeration != null) {
                                  gotList = true;
                              }
                          } catch (Exception ex) {
                              ex.printStackTrace();
                          } finally {
                              future.cancel(true);
                          }
                          if (!gotList) {
                              continue;
                          }
                          parallelRecursiveDNS(exec, ictx,
newEnumeration, domainsVisitedQueue, results);
                      }
                  } catch (Exception ex) {
                      ex.printStackTrace();
                  } finally {
                      long runEnd = System.currentTimeMillis();
                      out.println("runnable execution time was "
                        + (runEnd - runStart) / 1000 + " seconds ");
                      if (taskCount.decrementAndGet() == 0) {
                          out.println("\n\nparallelRecursiveDNS
finished\n\n");
                          solution.setCompleted();
                      }
                  }

              }
          });
      }
  }
}

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