[OpenAFS] Problems in openafs paradise.

John Tobin jtobin@po-box.esu.edu
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:32:32 -0400


Went with desktop for the kmp, and booted to that.

I am studying the pam setup, will get to that shortly.

I am trying to startup the bosserver...
>From the quickstart guide

I issue the bosserver -noauth &

I get back:
[1] 20522
[1]+ done       bosserver -noauth

goodknight:-# ps -ef |grep bos
root  ..... Blah/blah bosserver -noauth
root   ....           grep ..bos

{so the server is running...}

I check for the "ThisCell" and "CellServDB"
CellServDB is there, And "ThisCell" is a file, and is not identical to
/etc/openafs/server/ThisCell, so I create the link.

Then setcellname:

goodknight:-# bos setcellname goodknight.dark.net dark.net
bos: running unauthenticated
bos: failed to set cell (you are not authorized for this operation)

I am lost here, the ps shows the bosserver running unauth
And bos is "running unauthenticated".

Why doesn't this work?

Yes, I have run it a few different ways, I don't think the bosserver comman=
has gone to authentication mode, at least it always lists as "-noauth" unde=
ps -ef....

Ok, next:

Bos listhosts goodknight.dark.net
bos: running unauthenticated
Cell name is localcell
       Host 1 is goodknight

Cat /etc/openafs/ThisCell

I did try to edit /etc/openafs/server/ThisCell, that was a waste of time.

Ok, my cell is localcell.

Since buserver [and all of the rest of the server executables] is in

I issue:
Bos create goodknight.dark.net buserver simple /usr/lib/openafs/buserver

bos: running unauthenticated
bos: failed to create the server instance buserver of type 'simple' (you ar=
not authorized for this operation)

Well, that about wraps that up.
I am not authorized... What am I doing wrong?


On 10/18/12 1:22 AM, "Christof Hanke" <christof.hanke@rzg.mpg.de> wrote:

> Am Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:12:12 -0400
> schrieb John Tobin <jtobin@po-box.esu.edu>:
>> Dear Openafs.
>> I am a relative new user of openafs.
>> I am trying to set up openafs-1.6.1 under a suse 12.1.
>> I initially tried to use an old suse readme file to install, that
>> failed miserably.
>> So I went to the quick start guide.
>> I have setup ntp with a local server.
>> I have installed all of the SUSE 12.1 openafs-blah-blah.rpms  except
>> the kmp stuff... There are choices there: which one do I use?
>> Openafs-kmp-: mit, pae, xen desktop, default, I assume this is a
>> choice, they all don=A9=F6t go on do they?
> SuSE comes with different flavours of kernels, depending on what kind of
> machine you are running.
> On my laptop it is eg. "desktop"
> hanke@dijon:~> uname -r
> 3.4.6-2.10-desktop
> But anyway, you can install multiple kmod-rpms (as you also can
> install multiple flavours).
>> I notice the kerberos is mit.
> yes.
>> I installed: rpm =A1=A9U openafs-repository.1.6.1noarch.rpm and I assume
>> that installing that changes the file and makes it so the modprobe
>> program will start the loadable modules required. If not, where is
>> the documentation for what the mods are?
> =20
> Hmm, maybe I should add a dependency on the rpms...
>> I assume it would be easiest to use Russ Allbery=A9=F6s =A9=F8pam-afs-server2.5
>> code, so I downloaded that config=A9=F6d it, ran make, check, and make
>> install. The documentation is about debian, and Red Hat, any hints on
>> SUSE?
> See http://www.rzg.mpg.de/networkservices/configuring-your-pc
> for how to configure this, it is not SuSE-specific, but should be
> understandable.
>> Does anyone have this running under SUSE 12.1 [it sounds like it from
>> the documentation...]?
> yes, I do. Feel free to ask more questions.
>> tob
> T/Christof