[jcifs] jcifs-1.2.23 released / Stand-Alone DFS Fixed

Michael B Allen ioplex at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 17:20:20 GMT 2008

Hi Matt,

The Distributed File System uses "referrals" to redirect clients (like
JCIFS) to different machines. File server admins use the DFS tool to
create domain-based or stand-alone DFS points that defines the DFS
namespace and topology.

Unless you're providing a general purpose component to customers who
could be using DFS you probably don't need to worry about it. Also
stand-alone DFS points are much less common these days compared to
domain-based (although IIRC someone did report this issue shortly
after the release that broke it).


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Matt Parker <parkerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the uninitiated, would you mind briefly describing what DFS is and
> if everyone needs this fix?
> Thanks
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The recent domain-based DFS work broke stand-alone DFS. This has been
>> fixed. Both stand-alone and domain-based DFS should work properly now.

Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory SPNEGO SSO

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