[OpenAFS] Trouble Initializing Cell

Brett Johnson mlafsinfo@k50.net
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 12:50:25 -0600

IP's do make a difference.

Trash and restart.  Don't feel bad about it.  I've done it dozens of times
when learning this stuff (even to the OS level...but I also have a tech
support background with a strong belief in purity).  I'm willing to
beilieve others have done it also.  AFS is reasonably stable once set up,
but do the perfect setup once you learn the install.  You will thank
yourself many times when it is all over for not troubleshooting ghosts.

My recommendation for all is to copy down the commands as they are entered.
 This "digest" makes things a lot easier (and faster) to read than the IBM
manual.  It also makes reinstalling seem a bit less threatening.

B++/K90, Inc.

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On 3/28/01, at 2:17 PM, Geoff Silver wrote: 

>Doh.  I found the problem.  The machine used to have a different IP, and
>there was a mapping for the host name in /etc/hosts to the old IP. I
>guess it wasw trying to connect to an IP of a machine which no longer
>Everything has been going smoothly for a bit.  I rebooted, to make sure
>the AFS extensions we're using some old IP (since reloading the module
>seems to kernel dump on my machine).  Although, now when creating the afs
>(or admin) users, I get:
>ka> create afs
>Verifying, please re-enter initial_password:
>Creating user afs  : [____] server or network not responding
>That would lead me to believe that *somewhere* the old IP exists, and AFS
>is trying to use that.  I may trash and restart, but i hate to feel like
>I'm taking a step back to go forward.
>Geoff Silver					<geoff at uslinux dot net>
>"Note To Self: Remember to put something witty here later..."