[OpenAFS-announce] GUI for AFS

David Botsch dwb7@ccmr.cornell.edu
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 13:01:42 -0500

Now available from http://cf.ccmr.cornell.edu/publicdownloads/afs is a 
new gui for openafs. The purpose of this gui is to make things AFS 
somewhat more userfriendly for the enduser.

This app is called "afstokens" as its original purpose was just to 
display tokens and allow one to destroy/obtain new tokens. It has since 
been expanded somewhat, but, the name remains until a better one is 
thought up.

The app is written in C using gtk+-2. So, you'll need both of those 
plus openafs to compile (I have used openafs1.2.10). Included in the 
tar file is a Makefile for compiling with pthread support. Also 
available is a binary compiled under redhat 7.3. (You may also note 
there is a Mac Jaguar version available... this version does not 
require gtk as it uses cocoa).

So far, the following features are present:
obtain/destroy tokens
view group membership
view/change/edit owned groups


* I need to get the multirealm code working. Right now, even though a 
cell box is present, changing the cell name has no effect for ptserver 
stuff (although, you can obtain tickets in multiple cells).
* Thinking about allowing editing of afs directory/file perms.
* PTServer caching. AFS libs cache which ptserver we're talking to. So, 
when clearing out the old information, you'll see a stdout/err error 
message about "libprot: no configuration directory". There is a patch 
against openafs-1.2.10 to get rid of this error message (and the error 
itself is harmless).

If you find a bug, let me know, or better yet, send me a patch. If you 
would like to add on, once again, send me a patch.


David William Botsch
Consultant/Advisor II
CCMR Computing Facility