6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2013 12:40 AM by xiang yingbing

    mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?

    xiang yingbing Master

      Dear all,

       

               JBoss mail-session works well now.

       

               But, If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?

               If NOT,  I think we can use JCA  to replace JBoss Maill Session configuration, Am I right?

        • 1. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
          Stephen Coy Master

          I think you will find that Java Mail opens connections as required and closes them when done.

          • 2. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
            xiang yingbing Master

            Thanks for your reply. But my case is:

            (1) I configured mail session in jboss as 7.2.0:

             

                <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:mail:1.1">
                    <mail-session jndi-name="java:/Mail" debug="false" from="javaarm@gmail.com">
                        <smtp-server ssl="true" outbound-socket-binding-ref="mail-smtp-gmail">
                            <login name="javaarm@gmail.com" password="blabla"/>
                        </smtp-server>
                    </mail-session>
                </subsystem>
                <outbound-socket-binding name="mail-smtp-gmail">
                    <remote-destination host="smtp.gmail.com" port="465"/>
                </outbound-socket-binding>

             

             

            (2) The service

             

            @Local(IEmailService.class)

            @Singleton

            @Startup

            public class EmailService implements IEmailService{

                public static final Logger log = Logger.getLogger(EmailService.class.getName());

               

                @PersistenceContext

                private EntityManager em;

               

                @Resource(name = "java:/Mail")

                private Session mailSession;

               

                ...

            }

             

             

             

             

            (3) If I start my jboss while xxxmail server is NOT availabe because of poor network connectivity or email server restarting or other issue,  I will get bellow exception:

             

             

            20:57:02,573 ERROR [org.jboss.msc.service.fail] (MSC service thread 1-1) MSC00001: Failed to start service jboss.mail-session.java:/Mail: org.jboss.msc.service.StartException in service jboss.mail-session.java:/Mail: Failed to start service

                at org.jboss.msc.service.ServiceControllerImpl$StartTask.run(ServiceControllerImpl.java:1767) [jboss-msc-1.0.4.GA.jar:1.0.4.GA]

                at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

            Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: JBAS015451: Unknown host for outbound socket binding configuration 'mail-smtp-gmail'.

                at org.jboss.as.mail.extension.MailSessionService.getServerSocketAddress(MailSessionService.java:163)

                at org.jboss.as.mail.extension.MailSessionService.setServerProps(MailSessionService.java:131)

                at org.jboss.as.mail.extension.MailSessionService.getProperties(MailSessionService.java:90)

                at org.jboss.as.mail.extension.MailSessionService.start(MailSessionService.java:64)

                at org.jboss.msc.service.ServiceControllerImpl$StartTask.startService(ServiceControllerImpl.java:1811) [jboss-msc-1.0.4.GA.jar:1.0.4.GA]

                at org.jboss.msc.service.ServiceControllerImpl$StartTask.run(ServiceControllerImpl.java:1746) [jboss-msc-1.0.4.GA.jar:1.0.4.GA]

                ... 3 more

            Caused by: java.net.UnknownHostException: smtp.gmail.com

                at java.net.Inet4AddressImpl.lookupAllHostAddr(Native Method) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress$1.lookupAllHostAddr(InetAddress.java:866) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress.getAddressesFromNameService(InetAddress.java:1258) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName0(InetAddress.java:1211) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(InetAddress.java:1127) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress.getAllByName(InetAddress.java:1063) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at java.net.InetAddress.getByName(InetAddress.java:1013) [rt.jar:1.7.0_15]

                at org.jboss.as.network.OutboundSocketBinding.getDestinationAddress(OutboundSocketBinding.java:146)

                at org.jboss.as.mail.extension.MailSessionService.getServerSocketAddress(MailSessionService.java:161)

                ... 8 more

             

            20:57:02,870 INFO

             

             

            (4) my EmailService will  never be instantiated:

             

            20:59:29,837 INFO  [org.jboss.as.controller] (Controller Boot Thread) JBAS014774: Service status report

            JBAS014777:   Services which failed to start:      service jboss.mail-session.java:/Mail: org.jboss.msc.service.StartException in service jboss.mail-session.java:/Mail: Failed to start service

                  service jboss.deployment.subunit."ybxiang-forum.ear"."ybxiang-forum-ejb.jar".component.EmailService.START: org.jboss.msc.service.StartException in service jboss.deployment.subunit."ybxiang-forum.ear"."ybxiang-forum-ejb.jar".component.EmailService.START: java.lang.IllegalStateException: JBAS011048: Failed to construct component instance

             

             

             

            (5) If the mail server is availabe again (the EmailService is still null, unless I restart JBoss AS) and I call the EmailService , I will get bellow exception :

             

            21:02:29,834 ERROR [org.jboss.as.ejb3] (http-/127.0.0.1:443-1) javax.ejb.EJBTransactionRolledbackException: JBAS011048: Failed to construct component instance

            21:02:29,834 ERROR [org.jboss.as.ejb3.invocation] (http-/127.0.0.1:443-1) JBAS014134: EJB Invocation failed on component EmailService for method public abstract boolean com.ybxiang.forum.ejb.session.core.IEmailService.sendMail(com.ybxiang.forum.ejb.entity.Email): javax.ejb.EJBTransactionRolledbackException: JBAS011048: Failed to construct component instance

                at org.jboss.as.ejb3.tx.CMTTxInterceptor.handleInCallerTx(CMTTxInterceptor.java:138) [jboss-as-ejb3-7.2.0.Final.jar:7.2.0.Final]

             

             

             

             

            The EmailService will always be null, unless I restart JBoss AS!

            If I use JCA to create the JavaMail session when I need it, this issue will be resolved.

             

            Do you have better solution for this case?

            • 3. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
              xiang yingbing Master

              Do you agree that we should NOT suppose the email server and the network are always reliable?

              • 4. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
                Stephen Coy Master

                This is a DNS failure, not a connection failure per sé.

                 

                Is your DNS hosted on the same machine as the mail server? You really should have more than one DNS.

                • 5. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
                  Stephen Coy Master

                  You should always assume that network connectivity can be transient. However there is an assumption that DNS is always available, otherwise nothing at all will work.

                   

                  Therefore you must ensure that the DNS in your production environment is backed by at least two and preferably three different host servers.

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                  • 6. Re: mail-session: If EMail server is restarted, will JBoss AS 7 reconnect to it?
                    xiang yingbing Master

                    Actually, I unplugged the network cable on purpose just for test.

                    Maybe I think too much on all kinds of failures.