[OpenAFS] Linux afs client suggestions.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 10:50:39 -0500
For years we have maintained classroom 'gateway' boxes that ran an afs
client and exported user space via samba.
These machines were always Suns of some flavor running Solaris.
Now we have been mandated to migrate to x86 and we have been
experimenting with different Linux OS's.
We would very much like an OS that will keep the afs client in sync with
We thought we were ok with Suse but the 10.1 release doesn't include the
I know that we can get Fedora rpms from openafs but I question how
closely they follow the kernel releases.
How is Debian, Ubuntu , Slackware , Mandriva in this regard? Would we
get better results with Red Hat Enterprise?
What are the experiences of others? We maintain over 100 of these
machines all over campus and while we can clone and rebuild over the net
it would be more convenient if we could just keep the boxes patched
without having to replace the afs client with every kernel update.
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