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Can auditing monitor logon/logoff events for CIFS/SMB shares and NFS exports?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS/SMB
  • NFS
  • CIFS/SMB Auditing
  • NFS Auditing

Answer

Yes.

Explanation:

  • Native auditing for CIFS/SMB shares – auditing for these types of shares may be audited at the share-level, which means that anytime a logon is attempted whether successful or unsuccessful, the event may be recorded.
  • Native auditing for NFSv4 exports – the behavior of NFS exports is a little different. They can be audited, but not at the share-level. Audits for exports take place at the file-level. So, when the user attempts to open a file or directory within the export, those events are auditable. Even though it isn’t as early as logon/logoff auditing in CIFS/SMB, it is still able to alert you that the export has been accessed.

     

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