[OpenAFS] Problem with OpenAFS on Vista x86

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 22:06:32 -0500

Paul Accisano wrote:
> Jason Edgecombe wrote:
>> Paul Accisano wrote:
>>> Jason Edgecombe wrote:
>>>> [...omitted....]
>>>> hmmm,
>>>> Can you access \\afs\openafs.org in windows explorer? If not, then 
>>>> the client isn't working properly. unauthenticated AFS access 
>>>> should just work. After that's working, then focus on authentication.
>>> \\afs\openafs.org doesn't work either, which means something's 
>>> definitely amiss I guess.  Strangely, I can access \\afs, but when I 
>>> do so, I see all my shared folders, the same as if I were accessing 
>>> \\mahoka (the computer name).  On my XP box, I do see openafs.org as 
>>> well as my college's afs cell address when I access \\afs.  Any idea 
>>> as to what the hell is going on?
>> Please open a command prompt an run "rxdebug -server localhost 
>> -version -port 7001" it should return something like "OpenAFS_1.5.55".
>> If that doesn't work, try uninstalling an reinstalling the openafs 
>> client. If you're not running version 1.5.56, try the latest version.
>> Jason
> Okay, it looks like there was some kind of problem with the loopback, 
> but my problem still remains unsolved.  I've reinstalled a good 5 
> times by now, but this time I deleted the loopback from Network 
> Connections too and reinstalled (version 1.5.56).  Now, when I try to 
> access \\afs, I do see my college's cell address, but I still don't 
> see openafs.org, nor can I access it.  It gets worse though: that's 
> only *before* I connect to my college's network via VPN (a 
> prerequisite to connect to my AFS account).  After I connect with VPN, 
> I can't access \\afs at all.
> On my XP box, I can see \\afs and \\afs\openafs.org before and after 
> VPN'ing.
> Running the command you specified indicates I am indeed running 
> OpenAFS_1.5.56.
Did you type in \\afs\openafs.org? When using the default freelance mode 
in windows, cells won't appear in \\afs unless you have looked at them 
at least once.

open a command prompt and try the following:
1. run "net use X: \\afs\openafs.org"
(where X is an unused drive letter)
2. open X: in windows explorer. What does it show?
3. run "net use X: /d" where X: is the same as step #1.
4. does openafs.org appear in \\afs in windows explorer?