[jcifs] Any improvement to DFS connections?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Aug 17 00:51:45 GMT 2005

There are apparently two different flavors of DFS. One is documented in
the CIFS spec and describes a referral mechanism. JCIFS fully supports
this form of DFS. There is a second form which clients apparently
pre-populate their DFS mappings perhaps during logon or through some
kind of AD communication. JCIFS does not support this form at all and
will not in the near future.


On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 14:00:42 -0600
"MacDermid, Kenny" <kenny.macdermid at abridean.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I messaged a while back with some connection problems when connecting to a DFS. I've tried the latest version and continue to receive 'network name not found' when ever I try to access it. Is this a known issue, or should it work.
> I'm making the connection to:
> smb://domainname.com/dfs/
> Which is accessible in windows explorer using:
> \\domainname.com\dfs\
> If this should work then I'll setup ethereal tomorrow to submit proper captures.
> Thanks,
> Kenny
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