[OpenAFS] Openafs-Client and Windows
Douglas E. Engert
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 17:06:56 -0600
Thanks, this may be what we are looking for. Your documentation also looks interesting,
as we run MIT Krb5 as well, including the ms2mit so we can use the W2K domain as te KDC.
We also have something called gssklog which uses GSSAPI and replaces aklog.
What we don't have is a nice integrated login environment for all this.
Rodney M Dyer wrote:
> Mr. Engert,
> We mount a global drive to the top of our AFS file system for our users
> called the "n:" drive. The drive is mounted by a system startup
> script. Since the drive is mounted by user SYSTEM, once mounted, the users
> can't remove it because they don't have admin privileges.
> I know that the AFS client config allows the setup of global drives and
> sub-mounts, but this is an auxiliary function to its purpose.
And the current OpenAFS release, it is commented out. You can define them,
but the DefineDosDevice() routine is never called.
> I've never
> wanted to use the AFS client config for mounting the global drives because
> it isn't a "clean" way to do it, ie it isn't scriptable.
> The ability to mount other "rooted" drives from the global drive works
> simply by using the "subst.exe" command.
> For example:
> net use n: \\pc1-afs\all
> will mount the "n:" drive to the top of the AFS file system.
> subst.exe u: n:\domain\usr\username
> will create a "rooted" "u:" drive to a user's AFS home directory.
> For more info see appendix C) XP Workstation Boot Script "mosaicd.cmd" in...
> This might help.
> Rodney M. Dyer
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> At 03:10 PM 3/3/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> >James, Thomas,
> >Based on your commens on this thread, maybe you could answer the question
> >I asked last week, as it is related to assigning of drive letters for users.
> >The src/WINNT/afsd_service.c has commented out the code to map AFS Global
> >which would have called:
> >sprintf(szAfsPath, "\\Device\\LanmanRedirector\\%s\\%s-AFS\\%s",
> >cm_HostName, szSubMount);
> >DefineDosDevice(DDD_RAW_TARGET_PATH, szDriveToMapTo, szAfsPath);
> >It claims that this code was moved to Drivemap.cpp. But it appears that the
> >Global drivres are never defined.
> >Is there some reason that this would be droped or was it never implemented?
> >If it was still there, then a single drive letter could be assigned to point
> >at /afs, or /afs/your.cell which could then be used by all the users,
> >and would get around the roaming profiles and shared afsdsbmt.ini problems.
> >The help for the function says Windows NT/2000 or later and:
> > "MS-DOS Device names are global. After it is defined, an MS-DOS device
> > name
> > remains visible to all processes until either it is explicitly
> > removed or
> > the system restarts."
> > Douglas E. Engert <DEEngert@anl.gov>
> > Argonne National Laboratory
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