[OpenAFS] Win2K/XP bugs? with openafs & problems with salvager

Neulinger, Nathan nneul@umr.edu
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 14:24:20 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Cocker [mailto:matt@cs.auckland.ac.nz]=20
>  In windows 2000 and XP we can not save to a afs drive from=20
> acrobat 5.05
> reader. We can save it locally and copy it to the drive no=20
> problems but if
> we try to save it directly to the drive we get out of space=20
> errors. Also
> from Jbuilder5 we can not create projects directly in afs=20
> space. You need to
> create it on the local drive move it then open the project. Once it is
> created it works fine and saves OK. Is there a problem with=20
> some available
> space check function with the AFS client on windows.

Yes, there was. I believe this has been corrected in CVS, but a new
version of openafs has not been released yet containing the fix.=20

> Another problem is that if the user enters there username in=20
> uppercase they
> can log into windows but they fail to get tokens. One of our=20
> programers
> hacked the code and created a afslogon.dll that converts the=20
> username case
> to lower case before getting tokens and problem is gone=20
> (kerberos is case
> sensitive or just tokens process).

User education is the answer here. Almost all server and authentication
facilities other than windows are case sensitive.

-- Nathan

Nathan Neulinger                       EMail:  nneul@umr.edu
University of Missouri - Rolla         Phone: (573) 341-4841
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