[OpenAFS] drive mappings with the windows xp client

Rodney M Dyer rmdyer@uncc.edu
Wed, 06 Oct 2004 12:39:47 -0400

At 12:07 PM 10/6/04, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>If I remember correctly, Ron also has some Novell client software 
>installed on his machine.  I think there might be some interaction between 
>the Novell client software and AFS but I am not sure.

I use the Novell client with AFS and don't have any trouble.  The Novell 
client replaces MSGINA, but at our site, after the install, I put it 
back.  The Novell client also adds a network provider.  At our site I edit 
the registry to place the Novell client provider to be last in the provider 
order list.  I also tweak the Novell client config so that the 
authenticator is disabled.  The reason I do these things is because the 
Novell client at our site is configured to be very intrusive by our central 
IT services group, the ones who manage Novell.  The default config of the 
Novell client is to clobber any drive mappings that already exist when you 
logon to Novell.  Unfortunately, historically, UNCCharlotte's Novell system 
and Mosaic's AFS Cell use the same drives which leads to name 
collision.  Based on your reply it wouldn't surprise me if that is the case 
at Ron's campus.