[jcifs] SmbFile.exist: subnet, connection to domain controller

Jean-Marc Autexier jmau2002 at web.de
Thu Dec 10 01:46:06 MST 2009

Hi Mike, 

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Michael B Allen" <ioplex at gmail.com>
> Gesendet: 09.12.09 20:23:11
> An: Jean-Marc Autexier <jmau2002 at web.de>
> CC: jcifs at lists.samba.org
> Betreff: Re: [jcifs] SmbFile.exist: subnet, connection to domain controller

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Jean-Marc Autexier <jmau2002 at web.de> wrote:
> >> > Hi Jean-Marc,
> >> >
> Hi Jean-Marc,
> Because if you supply an SMB URL like:
>   smb://foo.example.com/path/to/file
> JCIFS cannot know if foo.example.com is a domain or hostname.

This is understood. 

Unfortunately I'm not deep enough into CIFS internals to know if doing  
DFS referal by default (and first check for domain) is the best way, all I 
see is that my Windows XP doesn't do it. Not sure if there is some 
other windows magic in the background.
Maybe the default should be to first check if it is a hostname and only 
then check if it is a domain. But you probably know better why it is 
implemented like it is. 

Anyway, jcifs.smb.client.dfs.disabled solved my problem so far. 

Thanks again,
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