[jcifs] The system cannot find the path specified

Coppens Benoît (All4IT) Benoit.Coppens at UCB-Group.com
Fri Jun 20 10:07:46 GMT 2008

I'm using the following code to retrieve a document from a DFS:
public static void main(String[] args) {

  try {

    jcifs.Config.setProperty( "jcifs.netbios.wins", "" );
    NtlmPasswordAuthentication auth = new NtlmPasswordAuthentication("UCB-CORP", "E118616", "password");
    SmbFile fileToGet = new SmbFile("smb://ntbrafscl011.dir.ucb-group.com/dfs/Sites/Braine/GTSO/GECTD/DSPE/Department organization/Archives/Time sheet/TS SVL SVT JLH - 060504.xls", auth);
    SmbFileInputStream in = new SmbFileInputStream(fileToGet);
    byte[] b = new byte[8192];
    int n;
    while(( n = in.read( b )) > 0 ) {
      System.out.write( b, 0, n );

  catch (Exception e) {


If I use jcifs-1.2.18.jar, it works fine.
If I use jcifs-1.2.21.jar, it does not work and the error is:

1: new Socket: java.net.DatagramSocket at 54172f
2: new Socket: Socket[addr=/,port=445,localport=3262]
3: new Socket: Socket[addr=/,port=445,localport=3263]
jcifs.smb.SmbException: The system cannot find the path specified.
  at jcifs.smb.SmbTransport.checkStatus(SmbTransport.java:542)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbTransport.send(SmbTransport.java:642)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbSession.send(SmbSession.java:239)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbTree.send(SmbTree.java:109)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbFile.send(SmbFile.java:718)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbFile.open0(SmbFile.java:923)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbFile.open(SmbFile.java:940)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbFileInputStream.<init>(SmbFileInputStream.java:70)
  at jcifs.smb.SmbFileInputStream.<init>(SmbFileInputStream.java:62)
  at com.ucb.ntlm.main(ntlm.java:20)

What could be the reason?

Thanks a lot,

Benoit Coppens • Senior Consultant
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