[OpenAFS] Trouble setting up first server on FreeBSD 6.0

Paul Blackburn mpb@est.ibm.com
Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:18:27 +0000

Hello Tony,

I wrote some scripts to automate installing AFS on AIX.
( http://www.angelfire.com/hi/plutonic/afs_install.html )
Now, these need updating for the newer versions of AIX (5.3).
However, the general principle for installing/configuring
remain similar.

Here is an example logfile from "mk_afs_srv" which configures
the first server in a new AFS cell:

Remember that AFS servers serve data out of /vicep[a-z] partitions.

This should give you a pretty good idea about what are the
steps in building the first server for a new AFS cell.

Note that this assumes use of the default kerberos service (not krb5).

Paul Blackburn

Tony Shadwick - OSS Solutions wrote:
> I've been reading about OpenAFS for about a year, and administering 
> FreeBSD servers full time for over 4 years now (wow! Been that long...), 
> and I've been wanting something to combat the "roaming profiles" that 
> windows provides, and it seems that OpenAFS would do the trick.  Here's 
> what I have so far:
> The server I have set up is approx 3Ghz P4 with 2GB RAM, and a mirrored 
> hardware SATA RAID with 200GB of available storage.  I've set up a 
> pretty typical server install using about 15GB of that space, with 
> mountpoints /, /etc, /var, /tmp, and swap.  The intent was to use the 
> rest as OpenAFS space, eventually housing /home for some Mac mini's in a 
> call center. This may eventually grow to replicate files at other 
> locations, but starting small here.
> I've downloaded both the binaries and the sources, but I'm not clear on 
> where it all goes.  Generally speaking, sources provide "make install" 
> to set things up for you, or singular statically compiled binaries to 
> place in /usr/local.  This is neither, and I can't find any instructions.
> The documentation goes on about compiling your kernel to support 
> OpenAFS, but after grepping for afs references, I've come up empty.  So 
> where do I need to go from here?
> (BTW, I would have searched the archives more thoroughly, but there 
> doesn't appear to be any search functionality for the archives!)
> Tony Shadwick
> OSS Solutions
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