[OpenAFS] SuSe-RPMs

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:34:40 +0200 (CEST)

On 28 Sep 2001, Derek Atkins wrote:

> The only question is: how do you know whether to run afsd with the
> -nosettime option?

Well, there are two possible methods, both based on the user knowing what
he wants.  The first is to do nothing special, and require the user to
provide -nosettime as part of the afsd arguments in /etc/sysconfig/afs.

The alternative, which I believe is preferable, is to _always_ provide
-nosettime unless the user explicitly sets an option in /etc/sysconfig/afs
which requests that AFS handle time synchronization.  The rationale for
this is that as only one of many applications that desire authentication
and/or synchronized time, AFS has no business messing with the clock.

-- Jeff