[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.002 on Windows; "No Network Access" doesn't mean anything

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:01:40 -0400

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The "AFS" adapter is a loopback adapter.  It has no Internet access
because it isn't a network on which there is a router.

On 9/12/2011 5:25 PM, John Tang Boyland wrote:
> I'm embarrassed to say that after two years of trying to get students t=
> successfully install OpenAFS on Windows, I find that one of the
> diagnostics I was using is irrelevant.  When a student installed OpenAF=
> but didn't get things to work, since I don't know Windows at all,
> I would try to wander around the myriad pages in the explorer.
> I stumbled on the "Network and Sharing Center" and sure enough
> AFS would be listed as an "Unidentified Network" and that
> it had "No network access".  I would click on "AFS" and get
> an AFS status page that shows IPv4 connectivity: No network access
> and activity: XXX packets sent and 0 received. =20
> We would try various magic incantations to get AFS to work.
> If they worked (i.e. we could go to \\afs\cs.uwm.edu in the Explorer
> window), the student would be happy and go off.  And I wouldn't
> see the computer again.
> Finally someone got me my own computer to experiment with and
> (surprise surpise) even when AFS is working just fine, the Network
> and Sharing center STILL says that AFS has no network access.
> So, a view that I thought would help with diagnosis is worthless.
> Regards,
> John
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