[jcifs] "The network name cannot be found" after 30 seconds

Michael B Allen ioplex at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 18:09:19 GMT 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Paul Clapham <pclapham at core-mark.com> wrote:
> Yes, 1.2.25a works correctly. I suppose since you put "bug" in quotes,
> there's no point in reporting this to IBM as a bug?

It's not that important. There are many such quirks in various SMB

It was the intent of early SMB developers that servers should accept
'A:' to further qualify the target is a filesystem resource and
Windows servers follow this behaviour which technically makes it a bug
in the iSeries SMB implementation.

However, apparently Windows clients never request 'A:' and always
supply the default '?????'. Because there are no CIFS protocol
standards, the general rule is that a Windows NT 5.x implementation is
the "standard" to follow. So by that reasoning it is also a bug in

And since we fixed it in JCIFS, there's really no point in reporting it.

> By the way (nothing to do with this specific problem), when I unpack the zip
> file from the downloads area and open the index.html file from the docs
> directory in my browser, most of the links under the Developer Information
> heading refer to docs/src/docs/something, which doesn't exist in the zip
> file. Has been that way for several versions now.

That's the website which was never meant to be viewed locally.
Although you should be able to browse into the api/ directory locally.


> Michael B Allen wrote:
>> Indeed. It seems you found a quirk on the iSeries implementation.
>> I have modified the code to always reset the service to whatever was
>> passed to the SmbTree constructor or '?????' for the default.
>> Please try 1.2.25a in the download area.
>> Thanks for the feedback. I'm always happy to hear about and fix this
>> kind of "bug".
>> Mike
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>> Michael B Allen
>> PHP Active Directory SPNEGO SSO
>> http://www.ioplex.com/
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Michael B Allen
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