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Ignore AccessControlException while setting network stack system property #1116

christianbrensing opened this Issue Oct 11, 2013 · 2 comments


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christianbrensing commented Oct 11, 2013

Since 1.7.5 sets the system property its private method setNetworkStack(). If running with enabled java security (e.g. in a web application) this may fail, if the jruby domain has not been granted the appropiate PropertyPermission.

An easy fix would be to wrap the security related calls in a try-catch-block and ignore or log any thrown AccessControlException.

I made a fix locally, a working patch would look like this:

--- a/core/src/main/java/org/jruby/
+++ b/core/src/main/java/org/jruby/
@@ -131,6 +131,7 @@ import;
 import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
 import java.nio.channels.ClosedChannelException;
 import java.util.*;
 import java.util.concurrent.Callable;
@@ -4493,10 +4494,16 @@ public final class Ruby {

     private void setNetworkStack() {
-        if (config.getIPv4Preferred()) {
-            System.setProperty("", "true");
-        } else {
-            System.setProperty("", "false");
+        try {
+            if (config.getIPv4Preferred()) {
+                System.setProperty("", "true");
+            } else {
+                System.setProperty("", "false");
+            }
+        } catch (AccessControlException e) {
+            LOG.debug("unable to set network stack system property due to "
+                    + "security restrictions, please set it manually as JVM "
+                    + "parameter (|false)");

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BanzaiMan commented Oct 13, 2013

Do you mind turning this into a PR? That way, we can credit you for the fix. Thank you.


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christianbrensing commented Oct 14, 2013

Done, see PR 1125.

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