[jcifs] Authentication

Stian Brattland stian at brattland.no
Mon Aug 17 08:26:41 MDT 2009


Just a quick question on samba authentication. The way i usually create 
SmbFile instances is by providing a full path, including username and 
password, in the constructor.
Typically, it would look like this.

SmbFile f = new SmbFile("smb://user:password@");

However, from a performance point of view, does this mean that JCifs 
will have to run through authentication every single time a client 
connects to the server to retrieve a file?
If i put the above line inside a loop which iterates 1000 times, will 
that require 1000 authentications?


Stian Brattland

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