[OpenAFS] MS Loopback (was: Long Machine Names)

Cameron, Frank cameron@ctc.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 08:21:33 -0400

I've been intending to update the list on this.  On W2K the
'IBM AFS Client' service does not start on a RAS connection;
from the error code it looks like it fails as it tries to
register the NetBIOS name.  I have been able to get it to
work by adding a loopback adapter with only IP bound to it,
WINS and DNS disabled, and a non-routable IP address (that
isn't used on our network).  Now the client behaves like it
does on an NT system: at boot the service fails, but, after
establishing the PPP connection the service can be started
(if the user has local admin priviledges).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Peterson [mailto:jimpeter@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 6:36 PM
> Subject: Long Machine Names
> Another solution would be allow long machine names,
> install Microsoft's loop back adapter, assign IP address
> to NetBios name in LMHOSTS file.  The AFS cache manager
> would then look for a particular IP address instead of
> //machineName-afs.   This would disallow using the cache
> manager as a gateway (AFS light clients).  Since connection
> would be done through the loop back adapter it wouldn't be
> accessable out side the  machine.  However, those who need
> that feature would be restricted to the shorter machine
> names!
> James Peterson
> "Integrity is the base of excellence."