Provides a number of new methods for accessing state and
configuration information relating to a system's network adapters.
This includes information such as the broadcast address, subnet
mask, MAC addresses, and MTU size. See
The new class
encapsulates all information about a NetworkInterface's IP
addresses, including the broadcast address, and subnet prefix
length (subnet mask)
RFCs 3490, 3491, 3492, 3454 define a mechanism where domain
names comprised of characters in alphabets other than US ASCII can
be stored in the DNS. An algorithm is defined which provides a
conversion from arbitrary Unicode strings to and from a "mangled"
ASCII form. This feature provides a new class
allows applications to do this conversion so that IDNs can be
looked up via
This adds support for the "Negotiate" HTTP authentication scheme defined by Microsoft. Negotiate allows multiple underlying authentication mechanisms to be supported, and in each instance, one of these mechanisms is chosen for use. Currently, Kerberos is the only supported mechanism. This feature is described in more detail in the guide to Http Authentication.
Previously, the Microsoft defined NTLM authentication protocol for HTTP was only supported on Windows. Now, this protocol is supported on all platforms.
The CookieHandler class was added in 1.5, but no implementation was provided in java.net. This feature provides a simple extensible implementation which separates the storage of cookies from the policy surrounding their acceptance. The default manager provides a number of standard policies and a simple in-memory storage mechanism. User defined policies and storage mechanisms can be used with this implementation. The following are the new classes related to this feature:
This provides a simple set of classes and interfaces for
building light-weight HTTP server applications. The feature defines
com.sun.net.httpserver.spi. The server supports HTTP