[OpenAFS] Trouble Initializing Cell

Brett Johnson mlafsinfo@k50.net
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:14:27 -0600

I followed the printed instructions once and went crazy.  It seems anything
IBM related doesn't have an installer (or instructions) worth a flip

These are my Red Hat 6.2 notes up to that point (should be good for most).
Since these are eaiser to read, double-check carefully up to where you are.
 If in doubt, clean up and start over.

It would also help to know what OS and such you are on if the problem

B++/K90, Inc.

umask 022
mkdir -p /usr/afs
mkdir -p /usr/vice/etc
cd ${Install}/root.client/usr/vice/etc
cp -rp modload /usr/vice/etc
cp -p afs.rc /etc/rc.d/init.d/afs
/etc/rc.d/init.d/afs start
cd /lib/security
cp -p ${Install}/lib/pam_afs.so.1 .
rm pam_afs.so 2>/dev/null
ln -s pam_afs.so.1 pam_afs.so
mkdir /usr/afs/bin
cd ${Install}/bin
cp -p * /usr/afs/bin
cd ${Install}/root.server/usr/afs
cp -rp * /usr/afs
/usr/afs/bin/bosserver -noauth
cd /usr/afs/bin
./bos setcellname ${MachineName} ${CellName} -noauth

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On 3/27/01, at 7:03 PM, Geoff Silver wrote: 

>I've been trying to set up an OpenAFS server, and am following the printed
>instructions, but I'm getting the following error:
>bos: failed to set cell (communications failure (-1))
>I have OpenAFS running as a client (but not a server), and have started
>'/usr/afs/bin/bosserver -noauth'.  /usr/afs/etc/ThisCell includes only the
>'localcell' entry, and CellServDB just includes the 'localcell' and IP (it
>was self-generated by bosserver).  I'm starting to go out of my mind - if
>anyone has an idea WHY it can't communicate (or what the heck it's trying
>to communicate with, since bosserver is running, and I'm following the
>instructions with 'bos setcellname <server> <cell> -noauth', that would be
>appreciated.  Thanks.
>Geoff Silver					<geoff at uslinux dot net>
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