[jcifs] Question about listFiles[] when used to list shares

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Nov 1 03:10:57 GMT 2006

This is a limitation in the RAP protocol. To retrieve buffers larger
than 64K, share names longer than 12 ASCII characters or share names with
Unicode share names you must use Jarapac (see the NetrShareEnum example).


On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 14:09:11 -0500
Karl Wright <kwright at metacarta.com> wrote:

> Hi Mr. Allen,
> My name is Karl Wright.  I'm using the 1.2.9 jcifs library to access 
> windows and samba shares in order to pull content into a search engine. 
>   However, I'm having some difficulty and I was wondering if you had any 
> suggestions.  Specifically, when I use SmbFile.listFiles() to get a list 
> of the available shares, I don't see all of them, if there are a lot. 
> For the case I am trying here, I see all but two.  This is borne out by 
> the response packet, which I've printed out here:
> Response was: 
> NetShareEnumResponse[command=SMB_COM_TRANSACTION,received=false,errorCode=0,flags=0x0090,flags2=0xC003,signSeq=0,tid=2048, 
> pid=28108,uid=2048,mid=3,wordCount=10,byteCount=2078,totalParameterCount=8,totalDataCount=2069,parameterCount=8, 
> parameterOffset=56,parameterDisplacement=0,dataCount=2069,dataOffset=64,dataDisplacement=0,setupCount=0,pad=1,pad1=0, 
> status=0,converter=62954,entriesReturned=54,totalAvailableEntries=56]
> Note that the totalAvailableEntries field is correct (56), but the 
> entriesReturned is too small (54).  How would I retrieve *all* the share 
> names?  It looks to me like the maxDataCount field might set an upper 
> bound on the amount of data that can be retrieved in one call to the 
> server - is there any way to request more, either by increasing that 
> amount, or by making more requests?
> Thanks,
> Karl

Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory SSO

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