[OpenAFS] Windows compatibility issues (client 1.4.0003)
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 19:31:57 -0400
> (A) A Unix vs Windows compatibility issue. The URL format
> works OK under Unix. It would be nice if it did under
> Windows. (I complained about this in July 2001. Sorry for
> repeating myself...) I note that throwing two extra slashes
> gives something that DOES work with Unix and Windows (IE and Firefox).
> However the five consecutive slashes seems like a bad case of
Unfortunately, this is not something we can fix. This happens when invoking
any UNC name from a file URI, not just \\afs\cell.
> (B) A Windows vs Windows compatibility issue. The open file
> dialog in MS Office 2000 does not understand the \\afs\@cell
> notation. If I make a entry in My Network Places to my home
> directory in AFS, I can double click office documents there
> and open them successfully, edit them, and save them.
> However, if I try to use "Save As" to save them under a
> different name and navigate to the same folder from the file
> dialog I get "The network name
> \\AFS\lss.sarnoff.com\u\ckarney could not be found."
> However the \\afs\all\@cell notation DOES work in this case. Other
> (newer?) applications (e.g., Acrobat v 6) work OK with or
> without the "all". Is the problem that MS Office 2000 is too
> old? Why is the "all"
> necessary in this case?
This might be a result of AFS not handling a request that MS Office 2000 is
triggering. Could you run Sysinternals FileMon and let us know which
requests are failing? Please also include an AFS trace log (run 'fs trace
-on' before invoking the file open dialog in MS Office 2000, and 'fs trace
-dump' afterwards). The log file is in "%WINDIR%\Temp\afsd.log". You can
send these to email@example.com.
FileMon can be downloaded from