[OpenAFS] Can't start {ka,vl,bu}server from bos

Kim Kimball Kim Kimball" <kim_kimball@ccre.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:25:55 -0700

Right.  For example, if the "/usr/afs/local/NoAuth" file exists, putting us
in NoAuth mode,  the "-noauth" switch still means "ignore any tokens I might

What's odd, in my mind, about NoAuth mode is this:  tokens that the user
DOES have ARE used even in NoAuth mode -- so if I've got non-admin tokens,
commands fail even in NoAuth mode.

The -noauth switch tells the xyzserver to ignore any tokens, ensuring that
the NoAuth mode works as expected, even in the face of user tokens.

Since this is an install (which I hadn't noticed), there aren't any tokens
to be had, presumably.


> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 22:26:31 -0500 (EST)
> From: Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.org>
> To: openafs-info@openafs.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] Can't start {ka,vl,bu}server from bos
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Kim Kimball wrote:
> > Transarc's "-noauth" means "if I've got tokens, ignore them" -- that is,
> > what the command will do if I'm not authenticated.
> >
> > Transarc's "-localauth" means "if I'm root on this machine, fabricate
> > required admin tokens for me" -- i.e. if I'm a process running as root,
> > me AFS admin tokens.
> >
> > I see that "-noauth" is used below.
> >
> > Is "-localauth" intended, or is this a difference between OAFS and
> > Transarc's?

> No change in semantics. I assume this is first time setup, during NoAuth
> mode bosserver, when -noauth as below is correct.