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KB-3071: How to control the behavior of adfixid against CIFS or NFS mount points

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl
 
Question:
Is there a way to bypass or include CIFS or NFS mount points when using the adfixid utility?

Answer:
adfixid is a tool included with the Centrify DirectControl agent which changes ownership of local user files and directories to match the user and group ID values defined in the computer’s joined DirectControl Zone.
 
If this utility is run on a directory with NFS or CIFS mount points there are ways to control the behavior of adfixid to bypass or include these folders depending on intent:
 
NFS Mount Points:
By default adfixid is designed to bypass NFS mount points so there is no need to do anything special to achieve this behavior.  
 
To include NFS mount points; use the -n or --nfs option to include NFS mount point traversal:
adfixid -n
adfixid --nfs
 
CIFS Mount Points:
adfixid is not designed to identify or bypass CIFS mount points and will be traversed if they are present. To include CIFS mount points there is no need to do anything special to achieve this behavior.  
 
To bypass CIFS mount points however, the best way to achieve this is to use the -x or --xdev option to prevent adfixid from running across all file system mount points effectively preventing it from traversing CIFS mount points in the analysis.  
adfixid -x
adfixid --xdev
 
Note that this will effectively exclude all other mount points from the analysis as well.
 
For more information please see the man page for adfixid:
man adfixid (from any machine with the Centrify DirectControl agent as root)
 

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