[jcifs] jcifs-1.2.16 released / Domain-Based DFS Support

Thomas Bley thomas.bley at simple-groupware.de
Fri Aug 3 03:57:42 GMT 2007

Hello Mike,

just a question, if a server has two network cards with two ip addresses 
for two subnets, will jCIFS 1.2.16 try to open two connections ?


Michael B Allen wrote:
> With this release, JCIFS now supports domain-based DFS. With
> domain-based DFS, clients access DFS roots under the DNS domain name
> like \\example.com\dfs\foo so that users do not need to remember server
> names. However, for clients to work with these DFS roots they have to
> be prepared to connect to each domain controller as necessary to find
> the target share and successfully authenticate. JCIFS now includes this
> retry logic. JCIFS will also do something that it seems even Windows
> clients do not do - if you list the shares of a domain (e.g. (new
> SmbFile("smb://example.com/")).listFiles()), JCIFS will build a merged
> list of all shares on all domain controllers.
> Note that these changes are fairly significant. Whenever JCIFS tries to
> connect to a server this new logic is used. So if anyone notices anything
> out of the ordinary please report it to the JCIFS mailaing list.
> The JCIFS Team would like to thank MetaCarta, Inc. for supporting this
> work. MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic intelligence solutions,
> offers users map-driven geographic search, geographic referencing,
> and data visualization capabilities.

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