[jcifs] JCIFS with Windows Vista / IE 7

Michael B Allen ioplex at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 16:46:34 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 3:34 AM,  <John.Baker at barclayscapital.com> wrote:
> Mike,
> I did provide a re-producable scenerio - simply enable logging through
> the web.xml filter (if I recall), which encourages the defaults to be
> loaded before the settings from the web.xml.
> The static configuration properties are broken and it won't take a lot
> of effort to fix them.  I'm unsure to why we can't fix them?
> I don't think that asking people to use VM properties is a particularly
> great way to configure the product.  It's clearly something that should
> be done via the web.xml, and it's currently broken.

No. Nothing is "broken". If I were to do what you want it *would* be
broken. I have taken a lot of time to explain this to you *twice*
before but you simply refuse to accept it. No more.


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> jcifs-bounces+john.baker=barclayscapital.com at lists.samba.org
>> [mailto:jcifs-bounces+john.baker=barclayscapital.com at lists.sam
>> ba.org] On Behalf Of Michael B Allen
>> Sent: 05 January 2009 18:09
>> To: shibaram
>> Cc: jcifs at lists.samba.org
>> Subject: Re: [jcifs] JCIFS with Windows Vista / IE 7
>> Hi Shibaram,
>> This page describes how to set JCIFS properties:
>>   http://jcifs.samba.org/src/docs/api/overview-summary.html#scp
>> Note that jcifs.properties cannot be specified by any means
>> other than as a System property. That is why you are getting
>> the error you are seeing. So to use the JCIFS properties
>> file, you must modify the Tomcat command-line to include
>> -Djcifs.properties=myproperties.prp.
>> There is another very good reason to a command-line option to
>> specify the JCIFS properties file as shown above. As
>> described on the above page, JCIFS properties set using
>> jcifs.Config.setProperty *must be set before JCIFS classes
>> are loaded*. All JCIFS 1.x properties are static globals. The
>> JCIFS NTLM HTTP filter uses jcifs.Config.setProperty to set
>> properties supplied in the web.xml. This creates the
>> potential for properties to be ignored if the Servlet
>> container were to load JCIFS classes before it processed the
>> <filter> section. In practice this does not seem to occur but
>> someone once reported having a problem that was believed to
>> be caused by classes being loaded before the filter
>> properties were processed. Therefore, the best way to
>> guarantee that JCIFS properties are loaded properly is to set
>> a properties file using a servlet container command-line option:
>>   java -Djcifs.properties=myproperties.prp ...
>> And then modify the properties from the myproperties.prp file instead.
>> Note that you still need to restart the container after
>> modifying the JCIFS properties file.
>> Mike
>> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 12:24 PM, shibaram
>> <dunumania at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>> >
>> > I am trying to put all the properties in the property file
>> "jcifs.properties"
>> > and configured it in the init-param  tag of the filter tag
>> in web.xml
>> > file like below.
>> >
>> >
>> > <filter>
>> >    <filter-name>NtlmHttpFilter</filter-name>
>> >    <filter-class>jcifs.http.NtlmHttpFilter</filter-class>
>> >        <init-param>
>> >           <param-name>jcifs.properties</param-name>
>> >           <param-value>/WEB-INF/opt/jcifs.properties</param-value>
>> >        </init-param>
>> > </filter>
>> >
>> > But I my application is failing to access the properties
>> file I think.
>> > Because I am getting below exceptions:
>> >
>> > jcifs.smb.SmbException: A domain was not specified
>> >        at jcifs.smb.SmbSession.getCha
>> --
>> Michael B Allen
>> PHP Active Directory SPNEGO SSO
>> http://www.ioplex.com/
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