[OpenAFS] Help needed in configuring OpenAFS

shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:42:57 +0530 (IST)


I'm installing OpenAFS 1.4.2 on Fedora 5.
I've downloaded various .rpm files available for Fedora 5.
One doubt I have is exactly which of these .rpm files are needed for installing OpenAFS.

In the Quick start guide for Unix, under section 
"Requirements and Configuration Decisions", I'm not able to understand meaning of the following step and why we need it -

"You can access the data on the AFS CD-ROMs, either through a local CD drive or via an NFS mount of a CD drive attached to a machine that is accessible by network"
What is meant by AFS CD-ROM?

In the "Getting Started on Linux" section it is mentioned to copy the AFS initializaion script (afs.rc), to the local directory for initialization files.
>From which location / .rpm, could I get this (afs.rc) file?

Thanks and Regards,

hanke@rzg.mpg.de wrote:

OpenAFS-servers on not supported on Windows (yet).
Maybe the Server-wizard should be disabled for now ?

You must run them on a *ix-OS.


shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in wrote:
> Hi.
> I have installed OpenAFS 1.4.206 on Windows XP and Windows 2003.
> I have followed all the steps for installation and configuration as mentioned in the documentation.
> However, when it comes to the final screen of Server Confuguration wizard, it fails at the step -
> "Create the root volumes" giving Windows Error Message popup -
> "Unable to determine the partition's on this server.
> Error: server or network not responding (0xFFFFFFFF)"
> Following are the lines from afs_server_config_log.txt, on getting this error.
> .......................
> 12:35:14 11/23/06:  Starting the File Server.
> 12:35:19 11/23/06:  Opening server ps2787.pspl.co.in.
> 12:35:19 11/23/06:  Translating the parition name '/vicepj' to an ID.
> 12:35:19 11/23/06:  The ID for partition '/vicepj' is 9.
> 12:35:19 11/23/06:  Stopping the client.
> 12:35:20 11/23/06:  Creating volume root.afs on partition 9 with a quota of 5000.
> 12:35:34 11/23/06:  Error 0xffffffff has occurred: server or network not responding.
> 12:35:38 11/23/06:  Closing the connection to this server.
> 12:35:38 11/23/06:  Configuration has failed.
> 12:36:12 11/23/06:  User has chosen to cancel the program.
> Another issue is with starting the OpenAFS client.
> On starting the "OpenAFS Client Service" from Windows-Services, it starts the service and stops it
> immediately giving following message popup.
> "The OpenAFS Client Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop
> automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service."
> (The AFS client service could not be started from the AFS client configuration wizard since it fails giving the message-You might not have authorization to perform this operation. Error 0x0000042A.)
> Hence the client could not be in the running state.
> Does anyone has faced these issues/ has pointers on these issues?
> Thanks and Regards,
> Shailesh Joshi