This section describes enhancements and changes to Novell CIFS for Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11.
It is now possible to restart CIFS service in a cluster setup when cluster resources are active.
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.
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 OES 11 SP1: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.
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 OES 11 SP1: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.