[OpenAFS] Problem accessing AFS from other systems

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 17:04:18 -0400

On Thursday, June 16, 2005 09:02:41 AM -0500 Kurt Seiffert 
<seiffert@indiana.edu> wrote:

>> [seiffert@mystery seiffert]$ vos exam root.cell
>> Could not fetch the information about volume 536870915 from the server
>> Possible communication failure
>> Error in vos examine command.
>> Possible communication failure
>> Dump only information from VLDB
>> root.cell
>>     RWrite: 536870915     ROnly: 536870916
>>     number of sites -> 2
>>        server localhost.localdomain partition /vicepa RW Site
>>        server localhost.localdomain partition /vicepa RO Site

Looks to me like you have a VLDB entry pointing to instead of 
your server's real address.  Check that your server does not have a broken 
/etc/hosts which has the server's real hostname listed on the same line as