[jcifs] basic session management question

snowch snowch at coralms.com
Fri May 22 22:57:38 GMT 2009

Are there any examples that you could point me to?  I've found
NtlmProcessingFilter.java from the Acegi project
- but I was hoping to find something a bit simpler!

Many thanks,


Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>> From: jcifs-bounces+chuck.caldarale=unisys.com at lists.samba.org
>> [mailto:jcifs-bounces+chuck.caldarale=unisys.com at lists.samba.org]
>> Subject: [jcifs] basic session management question
>> Is it ok to perform the SmbSession.logon in the servlet init or 
>> a static block and keep the connection open for the life of the
>> application?
> The SMB server on the other end may drop the connection due to idleness,
> so be prepared to re-establish it as needed.  Also, you should close the
> connection when the webapp is stopped or reloaded (i.e., when
> Servlet.destroy() is called by the container).
> My preference would be in a ServletContextListener rather than a specific
> servlet, primarily to avoid the clutter.  The SmbSession object could be
> stored as an attribute of ServletContext to make it usable by all servlets
> of the webapp.
>  - Chuck
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