[OpenAFS] Currently correct info for Debian sarge OpenAFS install?

Eric Bennett eric@umbralservices.com
Tue, 03 May 2005 06:59:36 +1000

Hello All,

I've been having a nightmare of a time trying to get openafs installed 
under debian, I've gotten to the point where you create a volume (I 
assume) with the command vos create (host) a root.afs -localauth and it 
just hangs, I've tried stracing the filesserver process as well as the 
bosserver process, it appears to be hanging on

[pid  7169] connect(3, {sa_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(2040), 
sin_addr=inet_addr("")}, 16) = -1 ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)

resulting in continuously outputting;

FSYNC_clientInit temporary failure (will retry): Connection refused

Nothing is bound to port 2040, I looked into this for the past few hours 
with little to no success minus some vague handwaving towards the 
concept of nameserver resolution and configuration, so I made 
*absolutely* certain that that was correct (cell name 
umbralservices.com, hostname raven, resolves forwards and reverse 
resolves correctly, notably *not* to so I'm uncertain if 
there's something to worry about with the bosserver trying to connect to 

I've looked over the documentation on the main site but it's clearly 
geared toward a massively different process installing from CD's and 
such and has about zero relevance for the debian install, unfortunately 
the documentation in /usr/share/doc/openafs-fileserver is just about no 
better on the debian side.

Anyone out there got this working and know what I'm doing wrong?