[OpenAFS] service start failure
Rodney M Dyer
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 00:23:45 -0400
At 10:05 PM 8/29/2006, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>I note that you didn't file a bug report on this issue.
>If someone does, I might try and fix it.
Well, I fixed the "problem", and I wasn't sure if it was a "bug", or just
something about the client that I didn't know. Eg, (just for example, not
that this is real) you can't use more than n characters in the computername.
I remember back before the loopback adapter the computername was limited to
n - 4 characters, or something like that. This was for the "-afs" part
that you needed to add.
No need to fix anything here, but thanks for being interested. :-)
>Rodney M Dyer wrote:
> > We recently encountered an issue where the AFS service wouldn't start
> > and Windows would throw a Dr. Watson error. The users laptop we were
> > looking at ran Windows 2000. After a few hours scratching my head and
> > wearing out my fingers I noticed that the laptops computername was 12+
> > characters (i don't remember the actual number). I changed the
> > computername to 3 characters and that solved the problem.
> > I thought that using the loopback adapter with name "AFS" solved the
> > issue with needing a special "short" computername. I guess not.
> > Note: I was trying to install 1.4.1.0002.
> > Rodney
> > At 09:14 PM 8/29/2006, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> >> There is a bug in 1.4.2-rc1 that will be fixed in 1.4.2-rc2.
> >> That is your problem.
> >> The How To Debug OpenAFS instructions are in the release notes
> >> that are published next to the link you used to download OpenAFS
> >> and installed on your hard drive. Start
> >> Menu->Programs->OpenAFS->Documentation
> >> Jeffrey Altman
> >> David Bear wrote:
> >> > I have a new XP SP2 installation that is fully patched via microsoft.
> >> > The first application installed after patching was openafs 1.4.2
> >> > (whatever version is on the download link from openafs.org).
> >> >
> >> > The installation proceeded without error. However, the service still
> >> > fails to start. So I installed the debug version. Now I need help
> >> > decoding what the debug version says. (the initial cryptic error had
> >> > something to do with a failure in ntdll.dll)
> >> >
> >> > I've lost track of the 'how to debug openafs' instructions though.
> >> > Sorry to pester the list but any pointers?
> >> >
> >> > yes, I turned off the xp firewall
> >> > yes I have a fully routable address
> >> > no I do not have any nat
> >> > no, I have not tried access any afs volumes, the client services just
> >> > fails to start
> >> >