[OpenAFS] OpenAFS in a production environment

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Wed, 07 Sep 2005 09:49:54 -0400

"Todd M. Lewis" <utoddl@email.unc.edu> writes:

> Lester Barrows wrote:
>> In an out-of-band discussion, Jeffrey Altman has managed to convince
>> me (not an easy task mind you!) that Transarc AFS servers are more
>> likely the cause of our NAT troubles with AFS clients. For this
>> reason I'm amending my initial statement to say that if you access
>> Transarc AFS servers, you should not put AFS clients behind a NAT.
>> This is apparently due to IBM/Transarc AFS servers' UUID tracking
>> not behaving correctly when multiple clients come from the same
>> IP. [...]
> As long as you brought it up, IBM/Transarc AFS servers don't behave so
> hot when the (apparently) same client suddenly shows up coming from lots
> of different IP addresses either. I don't know whether OpenAFS servers
> deal with it any better.

They do.  Jeff Hutzelman and I worked on a fix for this at the IETF
in Minneapolis about three years ago.  It was fixed in a middling 1.2


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