In addition to bug fixes, the features or changes described in this section were made for NSS in OES 2 SP 1 Linux since the NSS release for OES 2 Linux.
NSS supports eDirectory 8.8.4 in the OES 2 SP1 release.
Beginning with OES 2 SP1 Linux, the default name space that NSS uses when mounting NSS volumes on Linux has changed from UNIX to Long. This matches the name space handling of NSS volumes on NetWare. Using the Long name space as primary improves performance over using the UNIX name space, especially if you expect to store millions of files on the volume. To mount a volume with a different name space (that is, DOS, Macintosh, or UNIX), you must explicitly specify the name space to use.
This NSS command option allows the administrator to control whether access times are updated when files and directories are read. Using /noatime is useful for backup, news servers, and mail servers where the extra disk activity associated with updating the access time is not desired. Avoiding the writes associated with updating the access time can result in measurable performance gains. For information, see Section A.22, noatime and atime Commands.
The /PosixPermissionMask=mask command option allows the administrator to control which POSIX permission bits can be set. This is useful if you need to modify the default setting to support a different value for the POSIX Other field that is required by Linux utitilites such as SSH. For information, see Section A.29, POSIX Permission Mask Command.
Support was added for 64-bit eDirectory 8.8.4, Novell CIFS, and Novell AFP.
Novell AFP for Linux is available for accessing files on NSS volumes on OES 2 SP1 Linux. It works similarly to Novell AFP for NetWare. Linux-enabling users with Linux User Management is not required.
For information about installing and managing Novell AFP for Linux, see the OES 2 SP3: Novell AFP For Linux Administration Guide.
Novell CIFS for Linux is available for accessing files on NSS volumes on OES 2 SP1 Linux. It works similarly to Novell CIFS for NetWare. Linux-enabling users with Linux User Management is not required.
For information about installing and managing Novell CIFS for Linux, see the OES 2 SP3: Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.
Novell Domain Services for Windows is available for accessing files on NSS volumes with the Samba/CIFS protocol. For guidelines, see Section 5.6.4, Novell Domain Services for Windows.
For information about installing and managing Domain Services for Windows, see the OES 2 SP3: Domain Services for Windows Administration Guide.
The /(No)UnplugAlways command option allows NSS to unplug the device queue after queuing each read. It is enabled by default only for OES 2 SP1. This improves performance significantly on certain workloads. For information, see Section A.5.5, UnplugAlways Command for the Read Queue.