[jcifs] Named Pipe

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Oct 16 14:30:09 EST 2003

> SmbNamedPipe("smb://myId:myPw.@localhost/$IPC/my_pipe",
> SmbNamedPipe.PIPE_TYPE_RDWR);
> ...
> C:\java\jcifs_0.7.14\examples>java PipeTalk
> Exception in thread "main" jcifs.smb.SmbException: Connection refused:
> connect

This is a low level networking error. The localhost is simply not
accepting connections on port 139. Win2K on a laptop for example will not
listen on localhost unless another network interface is active. This is
likely true of other Windows systems. It is a power management feature.
Try Start > Run and type '\\localhost\foo' where foo is a shared folder.
Also try '\\\foo' and so on...


A program should be written to  model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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