[OpenAFS] fs checkservers ... strange behavior

Andy_Ro romero@fnal.gov
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:45:06 -0800 (PST)


One of our users reported 
that she was unable to access 
certain paths in our AFS cell. 

I had her run: 

  fs checkservers 

... which revealed 
that, from her system's perspective, one of our 
servers was unavailable (even though the server was 
really functioning just fine).  I had her ping 
the "unavailable" server ... ping worked fine. 

Note: Other users do not have this problem. 

The user's system is connected to the campus LAN 
via WiFi. The user's Mac moves around alot 
and I'm guessing does not always get the same IP Addr. 
This may be responsible for the issue; however, 
I thought modern AFS releases could deal 
with clients whose IP addr changes. 

- Re-booting ... did not help 
- fs checkv  ... did not help 

I have seen this problem, occasionally, in the past. 
The problem seems to go away eventually; however, 
I really would like to understand why this happens and 
how to quickly correct the problem when it does appear. 


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