cifs-utils-6.4

Introduction to cifs-utils

The cifs-utils provides a means for mounting SMB/CIFS shares on a Linux system.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

cifs-utils Dependencies

Optional

keyutils-1.5.9, Linux-PAM-1.1.8, MIT Kerberos V5-1.12.2, Talloc-2.1.1, Samba-4.1.11, and libcap-ng

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/cifsutils

Kernel Configuration

Enable the following options in the kernel configuration and recompile the kernel if necessary:

File systems  --->
  Network File Systems  --->
    CIFS support (advanced network filesystem, SMBFS successor): Y or M

Installation of cifs-utils

Install cifs-utils by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-pam &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-pam: This switch disables PAM support. Replace it with --with-pamdir=/lib/security, if Linux-PAM-1.1.8 is installed and you wish to build the PAM module.

Contents

Installed Programs: getcifsacl, mount.cifs and setcifsacl; optional: cifs.idmap, cifs.upcall and cifscreds
Installed Library: /usr/lib/cifs-utils/idmapwb.so and optionally PAM module /lib/security/pam_cifscreds.so
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/cifs-utils

Short Descriptions

cifs.idmap

is a userspace helper program for the linux CIFS client filesystem. There are a number of activities that the kernel cannot easily do itself. This program is a callout program that does these things for the kernel and then returns the result. It is not intended to be run from the command-line.

cifs.upcall

is a userspace helper program for the linux CIFS client filesystem. It is intended to be run when the kernel calls request-key for a particular key type. It is not intended to be run from the command-line.

cifscreds

is a tool for managing credentials (username and password) for the purpose of establishing sessions in multiuser mounts.

getcifsacl

is a userspace helper to display an ACL in a security descriptor for Common Internet File System (CIFS).

mount.cifs

mounts a Linux CIFS filesystem. It is usually invoked indirectly by the mount(8) command when using the "-t cifs" option.

setcifsacl

is intended to alter an ACL of a security descriptor for a file system object.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 20:50:07 +0000