[OpenAFS] Re: what is "status: 11862790" (Tiger, rc8)

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:09:51 +0000

Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.org> writes:
>> Um, any idea what this means?

> /Library/OpenAFS/Tools/bin/translate_et 11862790
> 11862790 (ktc).6 = unknown cell was passed to SetToken

Thanks Derrick -- I didn't know about translate_et.

Any ideas on why I might get this error?  The cell in question has an
AFSDB entry, I've definately got my afsd running with "-afsdb", and
the DNS server hosting these records is very reliable.

Jim Rees <rees@umich.edu> writes:
> The afsdb record points to a cname.  I don't know if that's allowed but I
> suspect not.  I know you can't have a cname point to a cname.
> That may or may not be your problem.

Well, there's only one level of indirection (AFSDB->CNAME->A).  Also,
the AFSDB->CNAME question was raised here and it seems like it's


Also, I should add, this problem only occurs sporadically -- most of
the time it works.  It's just every once in a while I get this weird
error.  But when it happens it's rather stubborn (sometimes even
reboots don't change things).

  - a

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