[OpenAFS] Re: AFSDB dns lookup
Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:22:16 -0400
Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> On Monday, April 03, 2006 08:35:18 AM -0700 Adam Megacz
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Pucky Loucks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> Is it possible to set openafs to lookup the afsdb from dns on a mac
>>> or rhel?
>> As of 1.4.1-rc9, the Mac OS X client will check AFSDB by default;
>> there is no need for additional configuration on the client.
>>> And will that override the ip that is in the CellServDB?
>> No; CellServDB always overrides AFSDB. Sort of like /etc/hosts.
> .... except that on any vageuly modern system, you can make DNS
> override /etc/hosts if you really want to, but you can't make AFS
> ignore the CellServDB in favor of looking up AFSDB records. I don't
> expect this ever to change -- if you want to look up dbservers for a
> cell dynamically, don't include that cell in the CellServDB.
> -- Jeff
IF /etc/nsswitch.conf could contain a line like this:
afs: dns files
afs: files dns
things would work just like DNS. Could this be a possible solution?