CIFS: Scanner not able to save to CIFS share after upgrade to OES 2015 SP1

  • 7018364
  • 06-Dec-2016
  • 06-Dec-2016

Environment

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

Situation

Sharp Scanners which use SMBv1 no longer able to save files to a CIFS share after upgrading from OES 11 to OES 2015

This will happen with other devices that also only use SMBv1.

Resolution

At the server console or in a terminal run:
novcifs --negotiate-ntstatus=yes
rcnovell-cifs restart

The help for the --negotiate-ntstatus setting says the following:
Enabling or Disabling Negotiating NTSTATUS Capability
--negotiate-ntstatus= yes | no

Enables or disables negotiating NTSTATUS capability of the CIFS server.

If this option is enabled, server will set NTSTATUS capability bit in Negotiate Protocol response. This is required for certain SMBv1 clients to proceed with the session setup especially when extended security mechanisms are used. By default, this option is disabled. It is recommended to enable this option only when the client fails to connect to OES because of NTSTATUS capability.

If this option is enabled, CIFS server will set NTSTATUS capability bit during the negotiation phase. This is required for certain type of clients like printers to connect to the CIFS server using SMBv1 as the dialect. By default, this option is disabled. It is recommended to enable this option only when certain type of clients like printers fail to connect to the CIFS server.

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