[jcifs] Unknown NTStatus

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Mon Oct 11 18:35:48 GMT 2004

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 14:25:52 +0000 (UTC)
Carsten <cad at halvotec.de> wrote:

> Hello there,
> in my project I'm using jcifs-0.9.6 and the NTLMHttpFilter to authenticate
> users with NTLM to an active directory domain controller. A week ago we
> have changed our environment to WebLogic 8.1 SP 2 with jdk1.4.2. For four
> days the application ran without any problem. From one day to another the
> domain controller has answered the jcifs request with an NTStatus
> '-1073741715'. I couldn't found anything about such an NTStatus.

-1073741715 in hex == 0xc000006d == NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Lookup status codes here: http://jcifs.samba.org/ntstatus.txt

> The problem is that it appeared on two independent servers with the same 
> configuration, calling the same DC. The error started on both servers
> nearly at the same time.
> Does anyone know about a bug in jcifs which will cause such behaviour?
> When there is no bug in jcifs which can explain such behaviour, what must
> happen, to occur such an error? Maybe some Privileges that will be changed
> on the DC or Active Directory?

Logon failure isn't entirely abnormal depending on the client and user. I
think new versions of the filter emit more information with:


You'll get the status message or the code in hex and I think the address
of the offender.


Greedo shoots first? Not in my Star Wars.

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