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HP A4500A - VMEbus Single Board Computer 744 Motherboard Release Note

Cifs/9000 client release note, june 2002.
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CIFS/9000 Client Release Note
Version A.01.08
Manufacturing Part Number : B8724-90023
AR0902
U.S.A.
© Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Company.

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    CIFS/9000 Client Release Note Version A.01.08 Manufacturing Part Number : B8724-90023 AR0902 U.S.A. © Copyright 2002 Hewlett-Packard Company.

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    Legal Notices The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard...

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    CIFS/9000 product documentation in the Networking and Communications section of the HP documentation website: http://docs.hp.com/ With CIFS/9000, Hewlett-Packard provides a Common Internet File System (CIFS) implementation on HP-UX 11.i. CIFS is the Microsoft protocol for remote file access. It is built into all recent Windows operating systems, including Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 About This Document About This Document The technical contents of this document are identical to that of the IA1122 (June 2002) release. As of this release, the A.01.08 version of the CIFS Client supports the following versions of HP-UX: •...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 What’s New in Version A.01.08? What’s New in Version A.01.08? This release contains the following enhancements: • Error reporting by PAM-NTLM Error reporting by the PAM-NTLM module has been enhanced such that if PAM-NTLM cannot connect to the password server, an appropriate message is written to syslog.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases Features and Fixes in Recent Releases The following features and fixes are listed, beginning with the most recent. • PAM-NTLM can fail to handle Unix password expiration A fix has been implemented for a problem wherein a user with an expired Unix password can login to the host system without being forced to change their expired password.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases The Hewlett-Packard-authored CIFS Unix Extensions enable standard Unix file system semantics, such as symbolic links, file ownership and permissions to be implemented within the CIFS protocol. The latest revision of the specification, developed in collaboration with the Samba open-source project, provides greater inter operability through a new model for handling file sizes across...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases • Duplicate NFS requests filtered by the CIFS/9000 Client This improves reliability of the NFS interface to the CIFS/9000 client. • NFS attribute-caching is now configurable This enhancement allows you to turn on NFS attribute caching, which can improve performance of certain operations, such as creating tar(1) archives of large numbers of files residing on mounted CIFS file systems.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases In another case, swinstall, when used to install any software, will stop or exit, forcing the user to set mount_all_filesystems=false. The patch is available at either of these web sites: Americas and Asia-Pacific: http://us-support.external.hp.com/ Europe: http://europe-support.external.hp.com/ Troubleshooting Information for PAM-NTLM •...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases You can either compare the new default file, /etc/opt/cifsclient.cfg.default, to your existing cifsclient.cfg, or make the modifications manually. Leave the cifsclient.cfg.default file unchanged and use it as a reference. NOTE If you have not customized your configuration file in any way, you can simply copy cifsclient.cfg.default over your existing cifsclient.cfg.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases CIFS/9000 Client through the use of either Unicode or any of several character-mapping files provided in /etc/opt/cifsclient/unitables. • Support for Advanced Server for Unix (ASU) and Windows 2000 The CIFS/9000 Client has been tested and is supported with the following servers: —...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Features and Fixes in Recent Releases Background Information PAM NTLM provides a centralized authentication service for HP-UX and Microsoft Windows NT servers or other UNIX servers running HP CIFS/9000 server. HP CIFS/9000 Client product includes the PAM NTLM that integrates HP-UX login with any CIFS/9000 server or Windows NT domain controller.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Known Problems and Workarounds Known Problems and Workarounds For the CIFS/9000 Client • The CIFS/9000 Client with ASU/9000 Servers There is a known, infrequent problem between the CIFS/9000 Client and ASU. If you find that a connection to an ASU server becomes inaccessible, turn off opportunistic locks (oplocks) for communications with ASU, in the CIFS Client configuration file /etc/opt/cifsclient/cifsclient.cfg.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Known Problems and Workarounds For PAM NTLM The passwd(1) program may not return any message (Success or Failure) in some cases. For example, if the user tries to change his password when the “user cannot change password” option is set on the NT server, the passwd command does not return a message.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 List of Documents Available with Product List of Documents Available with Product The list below contains documentation related to the CIFS/9000 Client • Installing and Administering the CIFS/9000 Client (B8724-90022). • CIFS/9000 Client Release Note (B8724-90023, this document). These documents are also available under the CIFS/9000 section of http://docs.hp.com Chapter 1...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Software Availability in Native Languages Software Availability in Native Languages The CIFS Client is designed to work with a multitude of native languages: most character-sets used in modern languages in Europe, the middle East, the Americas and Asia are supported. The character-set displayed on the CIFS Client console is configured with the parameter clientCharMapFile, which selects any one of the many character mapping files provided with the product.

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Software Availability in Native Languages unimapCP852.cfg conversion to DOS codepage 852 (DOS Latin 2) character set unimapCP855.cfg conversion to DOS codepage 855 (Cyrillic) character set unimapCP857.cfg conversion to DOS codepage 857 (Turkish) character set unimapCP860.cfg conversion to DOS codepage 860 (Portuguese) character set unimapCP861.cfg conversion to DOS codepage 861 (Icelandic) character set unimapCP862.cfg...

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    CIFS/9000 Client A.01.08 Software Availability in Native Languages Chapter 1...

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