[OpenAFS] can't mount afs on /afs

Hartmut Reuter reuter@rzg.mpg.de
Thu, 09 Sep 2004 13:20:49 +0200

csomma@adinet.com.uy wrote:
> hi,
> i'm trying to work this out for a couple of weeks with no success. i'm using
> RedHat 9 and openafs 1.2.11. Everything goes ok until i install the client.
> At bootup, and after starting afs daemon i always got
> Can't mount AFS on /afs(22)
> Lost contact with file server at in cell ...

What says vos ex root.afs?

I guess that the vldb contains the wrong address and your client 
therefore tries to
contact the fileserver which is he himself. But there is no 
filserver running.

if the vldb for some reason got the associated with this 
volume you may try
vos changeaddr <correct ip adress>
to solve the problem.


> i read about a problema about hostname and fqdn but i have no idea what
> to do. my hostname is set to fileserver, that's what hostname says, and
> my /etc/hosts resolves fileserver to the local ip (but not to
> I read about it somewhere in the list but was not good to me
> any clues?
> thx a lot
> claudio
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