[OpenAFS] Is there a simple programatic method of verifying accessibility of a cell?

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 12:13:21 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> I don't want anyone to spend too much energy on thinking about this but
> if there is a function within AFS which would allow a client machine to
> test the state of a connection to a specific cell I would appreciate
> having it pointed out to me.  My goal is to write a tool which will
> monitor the state of AFS and the network adapters on a Windows system.
> When a network adapter is enabled the tool will check the state of AFS.
> If AFS can reach the specified cell and there are no tokens for the
> cell, the user will be prompted to obtain them.

Would talking to a fileserver in the cell work, or do you need more than