[OpenAFS] how do clients determine server IP addresses?

Paul Lussier pll@permabit.com
Wed, 08 Sep 2004 15:06:39 -0400

In a message dated: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 20:12:29 +0200
Horst Birthelmer said:

>What is inside and what outside??


>If you have more than on AFS server behind that firewall how would you 
>like to communicate with that servers??

I have 2 file server, but only one is of concern right now (the other 
has nothing on it afaik).

>If there was, how should that solve your problem??

I'm not proposing it would, but it would provide me with more of an 
understanding of how AFS works.  It would also indicate to me that 
where the client is getting the internal IP address; it's 
coming from either AFS, DNS, or some other magic.  Knowing where it's 
coming from would help me know what needs to be tweaked to get things 
to work correctly.

>Can you be a little more specific on who's querying what??

There's a client on the internet somewhere outside my firewall trying 
to gain access to my AFS space.  When it tries to connect, this 
client gets a timeout error stating it lost the connection to  This despite the fact that the local CellServDB file on 
this client lists only

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