2.4 What’s New or Changed in Novell CIFS (OES 11)

This section describes enhancements and changes to Novell CIFS for Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11.

Detection of Cluster Resources/Volumes/Shares upon CIFS Restart

It is now possible to restart CIFS service in a cluster setup when cluster resources are active.

Monitoring Running Status of CIFS Server

You can now use the monitor command with the rcnovell-cifs script to check the CIFS server status. When rcnovell-cifs monitor is invoked, it returns the status of CIFS if it is already running otherwise (dead/not running) it starts a new instance and returns the status. For more information, see Configuring CIFS with Novell Cluster Services for an NSS File System in the OES 11: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

Large Number of Open Files Support

Novell CIFS will now be able to increase the file id pool size from 65k to 600k. In addition, you can also dump file handle statistics and directory cache statistics. For more information, see Enabling CIFS File Id Pool and Dumping File Handle Statistics in the OES 11 SP1: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.

Blocking Invalid User Authentication Requests

Novell CIFS will now be able to cache the invalid user logins for a specific timeout period. Further authentication requests from the same user name will be ignored based on the configured timeout period. For more information, see Enabling Invalid User Caching in the OES 11 SP1: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.