[jcifs] Jcifs - multiple domain controllers

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Aug 31 22:59:17 GMT 2006

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 23:24:54 +0200
"LukaszP" <l.pietrzak at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Can anyone explain the idea of multiple domain controllers in jcifs ?
> What i mean is I found out that classes NtlmHttpFilter and NtlmServlet
> from the jcifs package use a property "jcifs.http.domainController"
> from a Config object.
> The problem is, that I can't find the place where this property is set.
> I've read something that it is taken from the Wins (or DNS) server. Is
> it true ?
> If it's true, I understand thas if there are two domain controllers
> listed in the Wins(DNS) server, jcifs will use the second one, if the
> first failed ?

It will use a different one if it tried to communicate with it and it
did not respond. If the name quetry fails it does not try another.

The only way to use multiple domain controllers is by NOT using the
jcifs.http.domainController property.


Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory SSO

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