[OpenAFS] CellServDB file update...
Rodney M Dyer
Mon, 15 May 2006 22:48:14 -0400
The AFS administration reference...
...makes clear that CellServDB files should never be updated by editing
them with a text editor or I assume by the same token (no pun) simply
copying new ones into place. The reference gives absolutely no indication
of why or what the consequences are.
Without performing a BOS restart, we've recently had the experience that
copying a new CellServDB file over an existing one on a file server causes
the file server volumes to become inaccessable. This happened on our
Solaris clients as well as our XP clients. Our XP clients started
returning the error SEC_E_NO_KERB_KEY.
Is the date/time stamp on the CellServDB files used for security in some
fashion? We didn't think the file server process re-read the CellServDB
file without a BOS restart.
Rodney M. Dyer
Windows Systems Programmer
Mosaic Computing Group
William States Lee College of Engineering
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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