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Updated cifs-utils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Server Message Block/Common Internet File System (SMB/CIFS) protocol is a standard file sharing protocol widely deployed on Microsoft Windows machines. The cifs-utils packages contain tools for mounting shares on Linux using the SMB/CIFS protocol. The tools in this package work in conjunction with support in the kernel to enable mounting a SMB/CIFS share onto a client and use it as if it were a standard Linux file system.
- Previously, attempts to mount a CIFS share failed when the system keytab was stored in a non-default location specified using the default_keytab_name setting in the /etc/krb5.conf file, even when the user provided the correct Kerberos credentials. However, mounting succeeded when default_keytab_name pointed to the default /etc/krb5.keytab file. The cifs.upcall helper process has been modified to respect non-default keytab locations provided using default_keytab_name. As a result, CIFS mount now works as expected even when the keytab is stored in a non-default location.
Users of cifs-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.