Novell-CIFS breaks after windows update

  • 7017744
  • 20-Jun-2016
  • 23-Jun-2016

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2015 (OES 2015) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2015 (OES 2015) Linux Support Pack 1
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 2

Situation

After applying windows update KB 3161949, drives mapped from Windows to an OES server through Novell-CIFS quit working.


Resolution

Workaround:  Map to the drive via IP address, or see if this is the issue by removing that KB patch.

Fix:  Refer to the article from Microsoft which explains what this KB patch does - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161949 - and note the reference to the registry setting AllowNBToInternet which  changes the default behaviour of NETBIOS communication outside of a local subnet.

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