cifsdb(1M)cifsdb(1M)NAMEcifsdb - manage CIFS Client database entries
is part of the software bundle. For detailed information, refer to the
HP CIFS Client Administrator's Guide and Release Notes, available at
adds, modifies, and deletes entries in CIFS Client databases. The
entries allow CIFS mounts and logins to be performed automatically, as
described below. See the Administrator's Guide for detailed informa‐
tion on mounting CIFS fileservers and establishing manual and automatic
If a shared directory on a CIFS server has been mounted at mount_point,
saves the mount-point, server and shared-directory names, and other
pertinent information, in the CIFS Client mount database, such that the
mount can be re-established automatically whenever the CIFS Client is
started. If an entry already exists in the database for mount-point,
it is replaced. mount_point must be an absolute path.
Only users with root privileges can manage CIFS-mount database entries.
The HP CIFS Client supports similar functionality through the standard
Unix mechanism; see the Administrator's Guide and fstab(4).
If a user has established a CIFS login session at server through the
NTLM authentication protocol, then if that user invokes:
the NTLM and NTLMv2 hashes of the user's password, and other informa‐
tion pertinent to the login session, are encrypted and then saved in
the CIFS Client user database, such that the user can subsequently be
automatically logged in to server. If an entry already exists for this
user-server pair in the database, it is replaced.
Users may save login credentials only if the configuration parameter
usersMayStoreSessionData is set to (the default). There are risks
associated with this practice; system administrators are encouraged to
consider the security of the HP-UX host before enabling this feature.
For CIFS logins that have been authenticated with Kerberos, users' NTLM
password hashes are not saved in the CIFS Client user database. Auto‐
matic CIFS logins with Kerberos can be established through kinit(1) or
PAM-KERBEROS (see the Administrator's Guide for details).
recognizes the following option:
For both the mount_point and server forms of this command,
delete the corresponding entry from the database.
Neither the mount nor the login need be active
for the entry to be deleted.
For 'root' only: if a CIFS filesystem was previously mounted at the
local directory and saved in the CIFS Client mount database, delete the
If a user has previously logged into the CIFS server and subsequently
saved the login credentials in the CIFS Client user database, delete
the database entry:
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CIFS Client mount database
CIFS Client user database
CIFS Client configuration file
SEE ALSOcifslist(1), cifslogin(1), cifsmount(1M), mount_cifs(1M).