Class: EventMachine::Protocols::HttpClient

Inherits:
Connection
  • Object
show all
Includes:
Deferrable
Defined in:
lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb

Overview

Note: This class is deprecated and will be removed. Please use EM-HTTP-Request instead.

-- TODO: Add streaming so we can support enormous POSTs. Current max is 20meg. Timeout for connections that run too long or hang somewhere in the middle. Persistent connections (HTTP/1.1), may need a associated delegate object. DNS: Some way to cache DNS lookups for hostnames we connect to. Ruby's DNS lookups are unbelievably slow. HEAD requests. Chunked transfer encoding. Convenience methods for requests. get, post, url, etc. SSL. Handle status codes like 304, 100, etc. Refactor this code so that protocol errors all get handled one way (an exception?), instead of sprinkling set_deferred_status :failed calls everywhere.

Examples:

EventMachine.run {
  http = EventMachine::Protocols::HttpClient.request(
    :host => server,
    :port => 80,
    :request => "/index.html",
    :query_string => "parm1=value1&parm2=value2"
  )
  http.callback {|response|
    puts response[:status]
    puts response[:headers]
    puts response[:content]
  }
}

Constant Summary

MaxPostContentLength =
20 * 1024 * 1024

Instance Attribute Summary

Attributes inherited from Connection

signature

Class Method Summary (collapse)

Instance Method Summary (collapse)

Methods included from Deferrable

#callback, #cancel_callback, #cancel_errback, #cancel_timeout, #errback, #fail, future, #set_deferred_status, #succeed, #timeout

Methods inherited from Connection

#close_connection, #close_connection_after_writing, #comm_inactivity_timeout, #comm_inactivity_timeout=, #detach, #error?, #get_idle_time, #get_peer_cert, #get_peername, #get_pid, #get_proxied_bytes, #get_sock_opt, #get_sockname, #get_status, #notify_readable=, #notify_readable?, #notify_writable=, #notify_writable?, #pause, #paused?, #pending_connect_timeout=, #proxy_completed, #proxy_incoming_to, #proxy_target_unbound, #resume, #send_data, #send_datagram, #send_file_data, #set_sock_opt, #ssl_handshake_completed, #ssl_verify_peer, #start_tls, #stop_proxying, #stream_file_data

Constructor Details

- (HttpClient) initialize

A new instance of HttpClient



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 66

def initialize
  warn "HttpClient is deprecated and will be removed. EM-Http-Request should be used instead."
end

Class Method Details

+ (Object) request(args = {})

Parameters:

  • args (Hash) (defaults to: {})

    The request arguments

Options Hash (args):

  • :host (String)

    The host IP/DNS name

  • :port (Integer)

    The port to connect too

  • :verb (String)

    The request type [GET | POST | DELETE | PUT]

  • :request (String)

    The request path

  • :basic_auth (Hash)

    The basic auth credentials (:username and :password)

  • :content (String)

    The request content

  • :contenttype (String)

    The content type (e.g. text/plain)

  • :query_string (String)

    The query string

  • :host_header (String)

    The host header to set

  • :cookie (String)

    Cookies to set



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 81

def self.request( args = {} )
  args[:port] ||= 80
  EventMachine.connect( args[:host], args[:port], self ) {|c|
    # According to the docs, we will get here AFTER post_init is called.
    c.instance_eval {@args = args}
  }
end

Instance Method Details

- (Object) connection_completed

We send the request when we get a connection. AND, we set an instance variable to indicate we passed through here. That allows #unbind to know whether there was a successful connection. NB: This naive technique won't work when we have to support multiple requests on a single connection.



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 100

def connection_completed
  @connected = true
  send_request @args
end

- (Object) dispatch_response



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 258

def dispatch_response
  @read_state = :base
  set_deferred_status :succeeded, {
    :content => @content,
    :headers => @headers,
    :status => @status
  }
  # TODO, we close the connection for now, but this is wrong for persistent clients.
  close_connection
end

- (Object) post_init



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 89

def post_init
  @start_time = Time.now
  @data = ""
  @read_state = :base
end

- (Object) receive_data(data)



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 177

def receive_data data
  while data and data.length > 0
    case @read_state
    when :base
      # Perform any per-request initialization here and don't consume any data.
      @data = ""
      @headers = []
      @content_length = nil # not zero
      @content = ""
      @status = nil
      @read_state = :header
      @connection_close = nil
    when :header
      ary = data.split( /\r?\n/m, 2 )
      if ary.length == 2
        data = ary.last
        if ary.first == ""
          if (@content_length and @content_length > 0) || @connection_close
            @read_state = :content
          else
            dispatch_response
            @read_state = :base
          end
        else
          @headers << ary.first
          if @headers.length == 1
            parse_response_line
          elsif ary.first =~ /\Acontent-length:\s*/i
            # Only take the FIRST content-length header that appears,
            # which we can distinguish because @content_length is nil.
            # TODO, it's actually a fatal error if there is more than one
            # content-length header, because the caller is presumptively
            # a bad guy. (There is an exploit that depends on multiple
            # content-length headers.)
            @content_length ||= $'.to_i
          elsif ary.first =~ /\Aconnection:\s*close/i
            @connection_close = true
          end
        end
      else
        @data << data
        data = ""
      end
    when :content
      # If there was no content-length header, we have to wait until the connection
      # closes. Everything we get until that point is content.
      # TODO: Must impose a content-size limit, and also must implement chunking.
      # Also, must support either temporary files for large content, or calling
      # a content-consumer block supplied by the user.
      if @content_length
        bytes_needed = @content_length - @content.length
        @content += data[0, bytes_needed]
        data = data[bytes_needed..-1] || ""
        if @content_length == @content.length
          dispatch_response
          @read_state = :base
        end
      else
        @content << data
        data = ""
      end
    end
  end
end

- (Object) send_request(args)



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 105

def send_request args
  args[:verb] ||= args[:method] # Support :method as an alternative to :verb.
  args[:verb] ||= :get # IS THIS A GOOD IDEA, to default to GET if nothing was specified?

  verb = args[:verb].to_s.upcase
  unless ["GET", "POST", "PUT", "DELETE", "HEAD"].include?(verb)
    set_deferred_status :failed, {:status => 0} # TODO, not signalling the error type
    return # NOTE THE EARLY RETURN, we're not sending any data.
  end

  request = args[:request] || "/"
  unless request[0,1] == "/"
    request = "/" + request
  end

  qs = args[:query_string] || ""
  if qs.length > 0 and qs[0,1] != '?'
    qs = "?" + qs
  end

  version = args[:version] || "1.1"

  # Allow an override for the host header if it's not the connect-string.
  host = args[:host_header] || args[:host] || "_"
  # For now, ALWAYS tuck in the port string, although we may want to omit it if it's the default.
  port = args[:port]

  # POST items.
  postcontenttype = args[:contenttype] || "application/octet-stream"
  postcontent = args[:content] || ""
  raise "oversized content in HTTP POST" if postcontent.length > MaxPostContentLength

  # ESSENTIAL for the request's line-endings to be CRLF, not LF. Some servers misbehave otherwise.
  # TODO: We ASSUME the caller wants to send a 1.1 request. May not be a good assumption.
  req = [
    "#{verb} #{request}#{qs} HTTP/#{version}",
    "Host: #{host}:#{port}",
    "User-agent: Ruby EventMachine",
  ]

    if verb == "POST" || verb == "PUT"
      req << "Content-type: #{postcontenttype}"
      req << "Content-length: #{postcontent.length}"
    end

    # TODO, this cookie handler assumes it's getting a single, semicolon-delimited string.
    # Eventually we will want to deal intelligently with arrays and hashes.
    if args[:cookie]
      req << "Cookie: #{args[:cookie]}"
    end

    # Allow custom HTTP headers, e.g. SOAPAction
    args[:custom_headers].each do |k,v|
      req << "#{k}: #{v}"
    end if args[:custom_headers]

    # Basic-auth stanza contributed by Matt Murphy.
    if args[:basic_auth]
      basic_auth_string = ["#{args[:basic_auth][:username]}:#{args[:basic_auth][:password]}"].pack('m').strip.gsub(/\n/,'')
      req << "Authorization: Basic #{basic_auth_string}"
    end

    req << ""
    reqstring = req.map {|l| "#{l}\r\n"}.join
    send_data reqstring

    if verb == "POST" || verb == "PUT"
      send_data postcontent
    end
end

- (Object) unbind



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# File 'lib/em/protocols/httpclient.rb', line 269

def unbind
  if !@connected
    set_deferred_status :failed, {:status => 0} # YECCCCH. Find a better way to signal no-connect/network error.
  elsif (@read_state == :content and @content_length == nil)
    dispatch_response
  end
end