[OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.7.24 released for Microsoft Windows

Jeffrey Altman openafs-info@openafs.org
Thu, 09 May 2013 18:50:53 -0400

OpenAFS 1.7.24 is the next a series of OpenAFS clients for the Microsoft
Windows platform that is implemented as a native file system.
Significant changes since 1.7.23:

 * Prevents data corruption when mixing non-cached and
   cached writes on the same file as performed by Firefox
   and Internet Explorer.

 * Corrects various conditions that could lead to BSOD.

 * Improved application compatibility for drive letter mappings.

 * Improved handling of token expiration.

 * New Reparse Point Policy "Symlink to File reported as File"
   configurable by registry value "ReparsePointPolicy" and file
   system ioctl.

 * Less cpu intensive garbage collection in the afs redirector.

1.7.24 is the recommended release of OpenAFS for Microsoft Windows
users. It supports Microsoft Windows client operating systems from
Windows XP SP3 through Windows 8 and Windows Server operating
systems from 2003 SP2 through 2012.  The 1.7.24 Windows client is
fully compatible with all AFS server versions.

For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommended production-ready release of
OpenAFS is 1.6.2.

Source code and binaries can be downloaded from


Please visit http://www.openafs.org/windows.html for up to date
information on the status of the OpenAFS for Windows client.

Please send reports of successful deployments to


and report problems to


Jeffrey Altman
for the OpenAFS Gatekeepers