[OpenAFS] auto-detecting ThisCell?

Matthew N. Andrews matt@slackers.net
Tue, 17 May 2005 13:42:18 -0700

Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Adam Megacz wrote:
>>It occurred to me that OpenAFS is only one step away from a
>>zero-configuration afs client.  For a site that uses AFSDB, you can
>>enable dynroot by default on install, and the only remaining
>>configuration option is what to use for ThisCell.
>>If there were a configuration-free client scenario, OpenAFS would
>>probably have a better chance of getting shipped by-default by more
>>linux distributions, and by Apple (in Mac OS X)....
> When you are using dynroot you really don't need to have a ThisCell.
> At least not for the AFS client.   ThisCell is primarily used to
> determine which cell is used to obtain the root.afs volume.
> Jeffrey Altman

it also can be used to determine what cell to get tokens for by things 
like pam, and aklog.