[jcifs] jcifs.smb.SmbException: Unknown host: ..__MSBROWSE__.

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Tue Jan 27 23:50:02 GMT 2004

Swapnil Nagle said:
> Hi all,
> I get this exception when trying to get all shared
> machines using smb:// :
> jcifs.smb.SmbException: Unknown host: ..__MSBROWSE__.
> This is a Active Directory setup. Any pointers will be

JCIFS uses NetBIOS and the "browser service" to list computers on a
network. If your network is completely AD and NetBIOS services are
disabled then jCIFS will not work. You might be able to retrieve that
information using JNDI/LDAP or similar tools. I don't know, I've never
even tried since I'm not in that environment yet. Right now I stick to
what I can easily test.


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