Cifs shares become unavailable after restarting ndsd

  • 7009514
  • 18-Jun-2012
  • 06-Jun-2013


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux


Cifs shares are not available after restarting ndsd service for any reason.  


You need to restart cifs service "rcnovell-cifs restart" if ndsd is restarted.

Changes have been made to both CIFS and NCP service in OES11SP2 to address this.


When ndsd is restarted, cifsd does not auto reconnect to the Unix Domain Socket /tmp/.ncpserv and inform ndsd about the availability of /tmp/.ncp2cifs again, nor will ndsd check for the availability of /tmp/.ncp2cifs and connect to this Unix Domain Socket again during startup. Hence, after ndsd has restarted, cifsd will not get informed about 'mount volume' and 'dismount volume' events anymore.