[OpenAFS] Re: OpenAFS-info digest, Vol 1 #406 - 2 msgs

Steve Burling srb@umich.edu
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 14:06:57 -0500

--On Sunday, December 9, 2001 01:09 MET "Prof. Thomas Stricker" 
<tomstr@inf.ethz.ch> wrote:
> 2. How do I restrict the AFS world visible in the /afs mount point
>    of my client to a reasonable subset of all afs sites in the
>    world.

The approach that several of us here at the University of Michigan have 
taken for this is to mount my volume (user.srb) as /afs, and then to create 
mount points in my volume for the root cell of those cells I'm interested 
in.  So I have (ThisCell is 'umich.edu'):

'engin.umich.edu' is a mount point for volume 
'lsa.umich.edu' is a mount point for volume 
'umich.edu' is a mount point for volume '#root.cell.readonly'

This has the additional nice side effect that paths like


still work properly.  I have set my Mac OS X uid to be the same as my pts 
id, and most things in the GUI seem to work quite nicely.

                                             -- Steve

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