3.4 Enabling DFS Junction Support in NetWare CIFS

NetWare CIFS must be configured to support DFS junctions. By default, DFS junction support is disabled. You must enable it on junction servers and junction target servers in order for junctions to work.

In a CIFS/Samba environment, junctions reside on NSS volumes on NetWare CIFS servers, and junctions point to the root of NSS volumes on NetWare CIFS servers or Linux Samba servers.

IMPORTANT:Junctions that point to subdirectories are not supported with CIFS/Samba.

Use the instructions in this section to enable DFS junction support in NetWare CIFS. These instructions assume that you have already configured NetWare CIFS services for the server. For information about configuring NetWare CIFS, see Working with Windows Computers in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide.

  1. Enable the DFS support for NetWare CIFS.

    1. In iManager, click File Protocols > CIFS.

      For instructions, see Section 7.1.2, Accessing iManager.

    2. Browse to locate and select the NetWare server you want to manage.

      For instructions, see Section 7.1.4, Selecting a Server to Manage.

    3. Click Properties to access additional configuration pages.

    4. On the Server properties page, select the Distributed File Services (DFS) Support check box to enable DFS for CIFS on the selected server.

    5. Click Apply or OK to save the setting.

  2. Make sure that contexts for all DFS users of the server are listed in the CIFS context search file (sys:\etc\cifsctxs.cfg).

    1. Open the sys:\etc\cifsctxs.cfg file in a text editor.

    2. If contexts are missing, add the full contexts to search, and enter them on separate lines.

      For example, if users have full distinguished names such as Robert.sales.acme, Maria.graphics.marketing.acme, and Ivan.marketing.acme, then enter the following contexts to the cifsctxs.cfg file:

      • sales.acme
      • graphics.marketing.acme
      • marketing.acme
    3. If you modified the file, save the changes.

    4. At the server console, enter CIFSSTOP to unload the current context search file.

    5. Enter CIFSSTRT to load the modified context search file and apply the changes.

  3. In iManager, set the Simple Password for each of the DFS users.

    For instructions, see Creating Simple Passwords for Windows Users in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide.

    For Windows CIFS clients, DFS passes only the user’s Windows logon username and password. Make sure each user’s Windows logon username and password match the Simple Password username and password.

    IMPORTANT:If Universal Password is enabled for the User container, there is no need to create separate Simple Passwords. The Universal password automatically keeps passwords synchronized.