[OpenAFS] Trouble setting up first server on FreeBSD 6.0
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 06:18:38 -0500
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
My 2 cents:
I love FreeBsd .. my first entry into Unix was FreeBsd. I have lots of
boxes that are FreeBsd. However if you are setting up a cell for the
first time do yourself a favor and do it in Linux or Solaris or one of
the OS's that have long standing support. :-) .
I expect flames.
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