[OpenAFS] NFS transport, can't get it to work

Lönroth Erik erik.lonroth@scania.com
Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:19:57 +0200

Basically I need to wait for this feature, help develop it or, swap to solaris ?

Its not a major problem for me, but a nice to have feature for those people that cant run AFS at our place.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Altman [mailto:jaltman@secure-endpoints.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:51 PM
To: Lönroth Erik
Cc: openafs-info@openafs.org
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] NFS transport, can't get it to work

Lönroth Erik wrote:
> fs exportafs  -start on -convert on -type nfs
> Sorry, the nfs-exporter type is currently not supported on this AFS 
> client

As the error says, this AFS client (openafs-1.4.2-1.1 on Linux) does not support the nfs-exporter.

> Do I need some specific kernel module to get this to work (the
> documentation is a bit unclear on this) or what am I doing wrong?>  
> $ uname -a
> Linux myhost 2.6.9-55.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 16:36:54 EDT 2007 x86_64
> x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 
> $ rpm -qa
> openafs-kernel-smp-1.4.4-2.6.9_55.ELsmp_2
> openafs-1.4.2-1.1
> Any help apprechiated.

In 1.4., the nfs exporter is only supported on Solaris.

The development branch of OpenAFS (1.5.x) has an nfs-exporter for Linux but it needs testing and there are very likely bugs that need to be fixed.

Jeffrey Altman