[OpenAFS] Fileserver preferences and retired fileservers

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:46:53 -0400

On Thursday, September 22, 2005 06:53:32 PM -0600 Dexter 'Kim' Kimball 
<dhk@ccre.com> wrote:

> What are the constraints on this behavior:
> -- How often does the client ask?

Every five minutes, if the server is not responding.

> -- When does the client finally quit?


> -- If a fileserver is retired and will never be run again at an IP address
> specified by "fs setserverprefs," when does the client decide that the
> fileserver no longer exists?


If you don't want your client to ping fileservers that no longer exist, 
then stop seeding preferences for those servers.

-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA