In this change
date: 2016-04-11 03:00 +0100
8134577: Eliminate or standardize a replacement for sun.net.spi.nameservice.NameServiceDescriptor
Reviewed-by: chegar, alanb
an internal API was removed. This causes hardships for us at Google. We eventually decided to restore the functionality locally in our jdk9, roughly as in this patch:
This API was a natural thing to use as a general purpose DNS proxy mechanism. Should we instead be creating a "real" DNS server outside the JDK?
The jdk.net.hosts.file replacement seems inadequate - a general proxy cannot be replaced by a simple file.