Commit e093511d authored by Marcin Siodelski's avatar Marcin Siodelski

[5205] Return hints to include "service" parameter over control channel.

Users make frequent error to not include the "service" parameter in the
commands when they want the command to be forwarded to one of the DHCP
servers. This update includes an explanatory text if the command is
not supported by the CA, that the user should include the service parameter
if he means to get the command forwarded to the DHCP servers.
parent a3a7a9e1
......@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
#include <config/client_connection.h>
#include <boost/pointer_cast.hpp>
#include <iterator>
#include <sstream>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
......@@ -92,7 +93,52 @@ CtrlAgentCommandMgr::handleCommandInternal(std::string cmd_name,
// process the command with hooks libraries (if available) or by one of the
// CA's native handlers.
if (services->empty()) {
return (HookedCommandMgr::handleCommand(cmd_name, params, original_cmd));
// It is frequent user error to not include the 'service' parameter in
// the commands that should be forwarded to Kea servers. If the command
// lacks this parameter the CA will try to process it and often fail
// because it is not supported by the CA. In the future we may want to
// make this parameter mandatory. For now, we're going to improve the
// situation by clearly explaining to the controlling client that the
// command is not supported by the CA, but it is possible that he may
// achieve what he wants by providing the 'service' parameter.
// Our interface is very restrictive so we walk around this by const
// casting the returned pointer. It is certainly easier to do than
// changing the whole data interface.
ElementPtr answer = boost::const_pointer_cast<Element>
(HookedCommandMgr::handleCommand(cmd_name, params, original_cmd));
try {
// Check what error code was returned by the handler.
int rcode = 0;
ConstElementPtr text = parseAnswer(rcode, answer);
// There is a dedicated error code for unsupported command case.
// Append the explanatory text to the text reported by the handler.
// Smart, eh?
std::ostringstream s;
s << text->stringValue();
s << " You did not include \"service\" parameter in the command,"
" which indicates that Kea Control Agent should process this"
" command rather than forward it to one or more DHCP servers. If you"
" aimed to send this command to one of the DHCP servers you"
" should include the \"service\" parameter in your request, e.g."
" \"service\": [ \"dhcp4\" ] to forward the command to the DHCPv4"
" server, or \"service\": [ \"dhcp4\", \"dhcp6\" ] to forward it to"
" both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers etc.";
answer->set(CONTROL_TEXT, Element::create(s.str()));
} catch (...) {
// Exceptions are not really possible assuming that the BaseCommandMgr
// creates the response correctly.
return (answer);
ElementPtr answer_list = Element::createList();
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