5.0 Administering the CIFS Server

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.