[OpenAFS] Re: home directories in AFS
Samuel L. Bayer
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:43:14 -0400 (EDT)
Hi all -
I thought I'd share a little experience with using OpenAFS for my home
directory on MacOS X 10.2.6. I'm also subscribing to our Solaris NIS
server for password authentication.
In general, the configuration is *reasonably* reliable. However, it's
not quite ready for prime time, for the following reasons:
(1) There doesn't really appear to be support for PAM authentication
in MacOS X yet, and that means that there's a point where I'm
logged in, but have no write permissions. This can be a problem if
any login items try to write to any files. It's also annoying
having to open the Terminal to klog every time I log in.
(2) I occasionally have a problem where my System Preferences Screen
Effects pane will hang, and at the same time, Logout or Restar
from the Apple menu will simply fail to do anything. I can't find
any indication of a problem in the system logs, and if I force a
logout by killing the loginwindow process and log in as admin,
there's no problem. I'm convinced that this has something to do
with the AFS/NIS configuration, but the only evidence I have is
that the AFS-mounted user has the problem (intermittently) and the
non-AFS-mounted user never does.
Other than these problems, I'm extremely happy with the