[jcifs] smbAuthException if server is down

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Thu Feb 14 11:09:39 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kammy Wesley [SMTP:kwesley at filefish.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 13, 2002 6:48 PM
> To:	Allen, Michael B (RSCH)
> Cc:	jcifs
> Subject:	Re: [jcifs] smbAuthException if server is down
> yes, the domain controller was down.  So, is there no way to distinguish 
> this?
	You're going to get whatever the error code was that was returned by the server trying to
	contact the domain controller of behalf of the jCIFS user. So you tell me; what happend? Did
	you get a worthless error code or maybe it was some errorcode that means "The domain
	controller is down" :~). Look at the errorClass and errorCode fields of the SmbException or
	SmbAuthException you got. If it was just "Access denied" then there's not much you can do
	about that.


> k
> Allen, Michael B (RSCH) wrote:
> >Down how? If it's literally off then you'll probably get a Connection refused
> >SmbException ERRCLI/ERRioe. If the server you're connecting to with
> >jCIFS is responding but the domain controller the server authenticates
> >jCIFS users against is having issues you might get an SmbAuthException.
> >It depends really. I don't think there's a good way to tell what the case is
> >really.
> >>
> >>Are we supposed to see smbAuthException if the server is down?  I 
> >>thought that this message only came if the actual authentication failed?
> >>

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