[OpenAFS] Stuck in Quick start guide at "fs: You don't have the required access rights on '/afs'"

Chas Williams 3chas3@gmail.com
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:03:20 -0500

On Wed, 2016-03-09 at 13:39 +0100, Karl-Philipp Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 07.03.2016 um 21:19 schrieb Chas Williams:
> > Yes, that part of the manual is out of date when it comes to dynroot.
> > You don't need to setup replication for /afs (root.afs) since it doesn't
> > really exist.  You still access the R/W path to your local cell via
> > /afs/.CELLNAME though.  Dynroot understands this convention.
> I don't find any information on dynroot at all. The administration guide
> contains the search string only twice without an explanation. This
> feature is a ghost for me as user.
> > Do step #2 create and setacl.  To create the mount, just access it the path
> > instead of using mkm.  So create root.cell before you try to access it.
> `cd /afs/richtercloud.de` and `cd /afs/.richtercloud.de` fails with
> `Permission denied` (also as `root` user). I verified that the volume
> `root.cell` has been created with `vos listvol`. The list doesn't
> contain `root.afs` which I assume is because of `-dynroot`.

You need to authenticate via aklog (or whatever you might using)
or restart the servers w/o authentication so that you can add 
yourself to the necessary groups.  Then you can read the volumes.

I don't recall which the QuickStart guide suggests but that isn't
related to the whole dynroot problem.

> `CellServDB` contains
>     >richtercloud.de        #richtercloud.de
>                   #richtercloud.de
>     >grand.central.org      #GCO Public CellServDB 01 Jan 2016
>                      #grand.mit.edu
>                    #grand-old-opry.central.org
>     >wu-wien.ac.at          #University of Economics, Vienna, Austria
>                    #goya.wu-wien.ac.at
>                    #caravaggio.wu-wien.ac.at
>                    #vermeer.wu-wien.ac.at
>     [...]
> I can read from all other cells in `/afs/[cellname]` except
> `richtercloud.de` which is mine.
> -Kalle