[OpenAFS] Win2K AFS server, mirror data+config to RHEL4.5 new Server?

avison48 avison48@yahoo.co.uk
Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:55:20 +0000 (GMT)

Hello All,

This looks like a very active & helpful list. There didn't seem anything in
the May-August archives so far on my question topic, so I'll ask.

I've inherited a well-working Windows2000 AFS server that's had some
hacking to make it talk Krb5 (I believe). I don't know much about it,
it works very well.
But we wish to move its data & functions to ScientificLinux 4.5 (equivalent
to RHEL4.5) on new hardware.

Our KDC is a Windows server managed by someone else who wants to upgrade
it, which will probably break krb to the Win2K AFS server.

The Win2K AFS server has many XP & Linux clients. The Linux clients get
config in /usr/vice/etc from openafs-client.i386 1.4.6-58.SL4

Ideally can one create a 2nd server (RHEL4.5) in the same AFS realm (I'm
unclear on the difference between an AFS realm & a Kerberos realm - are=20
they different or the same?), which mirrors everything with the 1st Win2K=
server - data, config, users, etc; then quickly retire the Win2K server.
Is that possible?

If so, I have a small RHEL4.5 test machine which is currently a client of
the Win2K AFS server, would like to make it into an AFS server (it will=20
need the same disk space - only 100GB); then do same on  he real new server
hardware with RHEL4.5, then retire all but that new RH AFS server.

Pointers welcome!=20

I found a KeyFile on the Win2K AFS server (type =3D data), but am unsure wh=
to do with it. Does that become /etc/krb5.keytab, or does /etc/krb5.keytab
only exist on a Unix kerberos server?
We don't have one, & someone else manages the Windows KDC.

I've installed openafs-server.i386 1.4.6-58.SL4 onto test machine, which=20
made /usr/afs/bin & /usr/afs/logs; /usr/vice/etc already exists since it's=
an AFS client. I assume one must ln -s /usr/vice/etc /usr/afs/etc?

Online doc seems to imply /etc/openafs as main directory, also
/usr/libexec/openafs is mentioned (but doesn't exist).
Is the correct path /usr/afs or /etc/openafs ?
Current RPMs make /usr/afs & /usr/vice/etc, so one is just puzzled.

Very grateful for your kind help,
Winnie L=0A=0ASend instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messen=