[OpenAFS] Trouble setting up first server on FreeBSD 6.0

Tony Shadwick - OSS Solutions tshadwick@oss-solutions.com
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:11:09 -0600 (CST)

Respectfully, no. :)

I'll be doing lots of things with our company, but Linux will be a desktop 
OS for us, as is MacOS X.  FreeBSD is our server OS.  The point of doing 
things like this is to document the issues and further development and 
support on the platforms we choose.  There's already tons of use on Linux, 
me throwing my hat in the pot there won't help FreeBSD any.  I'm best to 
continue to struggle and push forward.  My struggles make the developers 
aware of issues so that they are fixed for others.

Besides, what's the fun in things working as expected?

Tony Shadwick
OSS Solutions

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Steve Devine wrote:

> 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.
> /sd
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