[OpenAFS] Re: AFS newbie - Unix quickstart?

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:55:29 -0500

On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:13:12 -0800
Masao Kitamura <masaok@gmail.com> wrote:

> Few questions:
> 1.  Anyone have the same problem?

Yes. OpenAFS is rather complex, though; anything that tries to keep the
instructions generalizable to numerous platforms tends to look rather

> 3.  Does anyone know of a better AFS beginner walkthrough (website,
> book, blog, etc)?

Since you mentioned Ubuntu, the documentation and provided scripts that
come with the Debian packaging (and thus I assume is the same in Ubuntu)
should be pretty good. Look around in /usr/share/doc/openafs-client (and
other openafs-* dirs, I think). There are a couple of scripts in the
openafs-dbserver package that help you through the cell creation
process. IIRC, they are afs-newcell and afs-rootvol.

> I'd prefer to work in Ubuntu server, but anything at this point is
> fine.  Also, I'm familiar with all the basic Linux services, shells,
> commands, editors, and networking.

Kerberos would help, too. I think the Debian packages come with a script
to help with setting up a Kerberos realm, though (krb5_newrealm).

Andrew Deason