[OpenAFS] Trying to set up a test cell

Charrick, Gordon gordon.charrick@tfn.com
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 13:14:01 -0500

Well, I got a couple replies (thanks guys) that led to the conclusion that
kaserver should have been started from the bos create command.
Unfortunately, it isn't and I haven't seen any error messages telling me
why. There is a /usr/afs/bin/kaserver mode 755. The entry did get put in
BosConfig. I've tried both bos start and bos restart.

The only other thing I can think of is having to do with the hostname. My
hostname is "loonie" which is from /etc/hosts but my fqdn is
loonie.dhcp.cda.com (I know this isn't a static address but it should do for
a demo) which is a 10.255.190 address in our local DNS. How does the entry
for the servername and IP address in CellServDB relate to the real one, or
doesn't it matter at all?

-----Original Message-----
From: Charrick, Gordon [mailto:gordon.charrick@tfn.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 11:35 AM
To: 'openafs-info@openafs.org'
Subject: [OpenAFS] Trying to set up a test cell

I used to be an AFS server administrator a few years ago in a previous
life/job so I have a lot of somewhat rusty experience!

I'm trying to set up a test cell to demonstrate at work using a Redhat 6.2
machine as a server. I've been going through the "Quick Beginnings" document
from Transarc's site to do this. I'm setting this machine up as a server

I have the kernel module loaded and set the cell name and server info in
ThisCell and CellServDB and started bos in noauth mode. I've also set up the
database server processes (bu, vl, pt, and ka). It's the next step, where
you set up the afs and admin users that I'm getting tripped up. When I try
to create user afs I get the following:

[root@loonie local]# kas -cell test.cda.com -noauth
ka> create afs
Verifying, please re-enter initial_password: 
Creating user afs  : [____] server or network not responding

What isn't responding? At this point only bosserver is running.
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