[jcifs] JCIFS 1.3.8 java.net.SocketException: Connection timed out:could be due to invalid address

Michael B Allen ioplex at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 11:40:00 MDT 2010

Hi Ivan,

Please try the latest version of JCIFS. The transport locking was
rewritten in 1.3.13. I would not be surprised if it has no effect on
your problem but you need to use the latest version anyway if we are
going to invest time into helping you.


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 2:57 AM, Ivan Petrov <lordjohnp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I’m using jCIFS 1.3.8 to access windows share from UNIX/AIX server.
> LDAP user is used to access windows share.
> I’m constantly receiving following error:
> java.net.SocketException: Connection timed out:could be due to invalid address#
>        at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)#
>        at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.doConnect(PlainSocketImpl.java:355)#
>        at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(PlainSocketImpl.java:220)#
>        at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(PlainSocketImpl.java:207)#
>        at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:479)#
>        at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:429)#
>        at java.net.Socket.<init>(Socket.java:336)#
>        at java.net.Socket.<init>(Socket.java:152)#
>        at jcifs.smb.SmbTransport.negotiate(SmbTransport.java:249)#
>        at jcifs.smb.SmbTransport.doConnect(SmbTransport.java:306)#
>        at jcifs.util.transport.Transport.run(Transport.java:240)#
>        at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:770)#
> but finally I’m still receiving folder content. The problem is that
> just a simple browsing takes  5-7 minutes just to enter a folder with
> 1 file in it.
> If I’m using local windows user for this access everything works ok.
> I’ve made a thread dumps and they show that 17 to 19 jcifs.transport2
> threads are locked by one jcifs.transport2 thread and beside that
> there is another jcifs.trasport1 thread that is working ok.
> I’ve also made a network dumps and they are attached to the mail.
> With jCIFS 1.2.9 the same scenario worked ok.
> Best regards,
> Ivan Petrov Petrov

Michael B Allen
Java Active Directory Integration

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