An administrator can start or stop CIFS and customize network access for CIFS users, enable or disable SMB signing, and perform other configuration and administration activities.
CIFS maintains a configuration file and context search information that is set up during installation. An eDirectory search context is created by default during the OES 2 Linux installation for all users who require access to the network. These contexts are saved in the context search file. When users specify a username, the CIFS component running on the server searches each context in the list until it finds the correct User object.
CIFS on an Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 Linux server can be managed and administered either through iManager 2.7.4 or from the command line.
For details on how to install the CIFS iManager plug-in, see Section 4.6, \Installing the CIFS iManager Plug-In.
For basic information on command line administration, see Section 5.2, Using the Command Line to Manage CIFS or for complete details, see Section A.0, Command Line Utility for CIFS.