Bug #12628 off by one on random selection of multiple hosts/ip addresses
Submitted: 17 Aug 2005 17:55 Modified: 18 Aug 2005 20:56
Reporter: A M Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:1.0.4 OS:Windows (Win XP)
Assigned to: Reggie Burnett CPU Architecture:Any

[17 Aug 2005 17:55] A M
Off by one bug in StreamCreator.GetStream(int), when a random IP address is selected out of the ipAddresses array list.

Therefore, with 2 hosts/IPs in the ConnectString, Connector/net only tries to connect to the first.

Note: both in ms.net and mono, System.Random.Next(int N) generates an integer larger or equal to zero and *less than* N.

How to repeat:
Use a connectstring with 2 hosts/ips.
Connections will only be attempted for the first host/ip, and none for the second.

Suggested fix:
< 			int index = random.Next(ipAddresses.Count-1);
> 			int index = random.Next(ipAddresses.Count);
[18 Aug 2005 13:52] Reggie Burnett
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Additional info:

Fix will be in 1.0.5
[18 Aug 2005 20:56] Mike Hillyer
Documented in 1.0.5 changelog:

          With multiple hosts in the connection string, &cnet;
          would not connect to the last host in the list. (Bug #12628)