[jcifs] NullPointerException when trying to authenticate against domain name > 15 chars

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Fri May 11 16:08:16 GMT 2007

On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:12:05 +0200
"Øyvind Harboe" <oyvind.harboe at zylin.com> wrote:

> On 4/22/07, Eric Glass <eric.glass at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The domain parameter was/is originally intended to be the
> > NetBIOS-style domain (e.g. "MYDOMAIN") rather than the DNS-style (e.g.
> > "mydomain.domain.com").  So trimming to 15 characters and uppercasing
> > would make sense in that context.  Although from some previous
> > experimentation I think everything works with DNS-style domain
> > specified also, so you could probably just remove the trimming and see
> > if it works.
> If it works, does it mean that jCIFS is broken? (Retesting is
> non-trivial as it was at a
> clients... but I hope to get around to it.)

Well it shouldn't throw an exception. I'll add this to The List.

Note that there's also a patch in the patches directory for doing JNDI
lookups with the domainController property instead of WINS.


Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory Kerberos SSO

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