[OpenAFS] !@#$ integrated logon

Murawski, Rob rsm4@cssd.pitt.edu
Fri, 26 Sep 2003 16:39:23 -0400

The MS loopback adapter is needed if you will have a machine that may
not be connected to the network when the AFS service starts up.  If your
machines will always have network connectivity, you do not need the
loopback adapter.

If you search the archives, there are some people who swear that they
get better reliability/performance with the loopback adapter.  I have
never noticed any additional benefit if you have permanent network
connectivity, but YMMV.

Support to bind the AFS client to the loopback adapter was added in
OpenAFS 1.2.8, I believe.  (It was not in the IBM/Transarc version)

-Rob Murawski

-----Original Message-----
From: Rodney M Dyer [mailto:rmdyer@uncc.edu]=20
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 4:33 PM
To: openafs-info@openafs.org
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] !@#$ integrated logon

At 11:09 AM 9/26/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>we tried these option and STILL get an afs startup failure message.=20
>This is with afs using the ms loopback adapter.

What's all this talk about the "loop-back connector"?  Why does anyone
this?  We've been using AFS for the last 7 years and never needed it.

Just curious about what your purposes are, since you obviously don't
it for AFS.


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