[jcifs] MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: smb

Burkes, Terry terry.burkes at hp.com
Thu Jan 4 19:56:29 GMT 2007

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but do you set the
jcifs.smb.lmCompatibility property?
Also, do you make this call?


Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:18 AM
To: jcifs at lists.samba.org
Subject: [jcifs] MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: smb

Hi guys,


I have been using jCIFs for the past days to develop a plugin for Nutch
(the Open Source search engine) to crawl windows shares directory. I
set-up and installed the plugin but when I am running the application, I
get this java.net.MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: smb. This is
how I set up the smb environment:


1.	The URL syntax is as follow: smb://server/share/ and the
properties are loaded from a property file. 
2.	The java system property has been set as follow:
-Djava.protocol.handler.pkgs=jcifs passed to the JVM when the program is
3.	I use ANT to run the application, therefore ANT will load all
the necessary classes needed by the application to run. 
4.	The application is not run from a container as it is a
standalone application therefore I do not think I will have any security
permission problem, nevertheless bullet 2 should fix that problem. 


I don't know what the problem is as I read the FAQ and follow all the
instructions to the word and still can't have it to run properly. Also I
tried to set the JAVA system property as follow
(-Djava.protocol.handler.pkgs=smb) but not luck either. Can someone help
me out with this, as I'll share the plugin code with the Open Source
Nutch community.


I'll be waiting for reply.


Best regards,


Armel Nene

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