[OpenAFS] Re: RPM install nukes my CellSrvDB!

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Fri, 24 May 2002 12:46:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 24 May 2002, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> tino.schwarze@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de (Tino Schwarze) writes:
> >> Consider this an incentive for cells to publish their CellServDB
> >> information, either in DNS via AFSDB records, of in the
> >> grand.central.org CellServDB.  :-)
> >
> > There are cells which are not publicly visible, eg. in networks
> > and such. Those should be given the chance to install their CellServDB
> > and never care about it again.
> Is anyone working on getting the fetch-AFS-IPs-from-DNS stuff so you
> don't need to have IP addresses in CellServDB btw?  Maybe it already
> exists in the 1.3 branch?

There's AFSDB, which isn't exactly what you're describing, but has a more
far-reaching effect. You control your server info without any server name
or IP in CellServDB.

> The next step would be for, e.g., openafs.org to publish (in DNS,
> perhaps) pointers to all AFS cells around the world, so you wouldn't
> need static CellServDB files at all.

Nope. Your cell, you publish the info. AFSDB record attached to
dementia.org lists the servers for the dementia.org cell. Not our problem,
nor should it be; If you have a private network, the AFSDB scheme still
works. Not so what you're proposing.