[OpenAFS] Two afs cells in one server

Tom Keiser tkeiser@gmail.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:30:47 -0500

On 11/16/06, Christof Hanke <hanke@rzg.mpg.de> wrote:
> Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Nope, a single server can only server a single cell.
> > You could run servers in vmware on different IP Addresses to
> > get different cells.  The AFS Client assumes services are on
> > specific ports.
> >
> > If your server is multi-homed you could bind different servers to
> > different IP Addresses on the same machine, thereby splitting the
> > cells by IP Address, but I dont know if any released OpenAFS code
> > supports that.
> >
> Don't forget that in case of a fileserver, you need to determine which
> data (/vicep*) is served by which fileserver. I doubt that this is
> implemented, but I could be wrong.

There's an implementation of a config-file based mechanism for vice
attaching (vptab), which is currently winnt-specific.  It wouldn't be
too much work to generalize this.

The alternative is to run each server within its own chroot environment.

Tom Keiser