To access CIFS servers running on an OES 2 SP3 Linux server, client computers must be connected to the network, properly configured to run NBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP), and meet the following basic minimum requirements:
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 1 or later.
Same as the OES 2 SP3 Linux hardware requirements. For details, see OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide.
Windows XP SP2 and SP3.
Windows 7 Client.
Windows Vista Business SP1 and 64-bit SP1, Enterprise SP1 and 64-bit SP1, and Ultimate SP1 and 64-bit SP1.
Mac Client Support.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop versions.
Any NFS platform capable of NFS v2, NFS v3, or NFS v4, such as Linux, or FreeBSD.
Use the following checklist to verify CIFS dependencies before proceeding:
All Novell CIFS users must be in eDirectory. Linux-only users are not supported.
Novell CIFS supports only Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes.
NCP should be up and running for Novell CIFS to function properly.
If your eDirectory replica is stored on an eDirectory server earlier than 8.8.3, ensure you upgrade the server using the Security Services 2.0.6 patch.