[OpenAFS] Help needed in configuring OpenAFS

Jason Edgecombe openafs@rampaginggeek.com
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 09:05:16 -0500

The Fedora RPMs take care of the installation from CDROM and the 
initialization script.

Are you trying to set up a client or a server?

For the most basic client setup:
1. install the rpms.
2. edit ThisCell, SuidCells, and CellServDB.local if neccessary
3. compile the kernel modules if there wasn't one in the rpms.(You need 
the kernel-devel rpms and the openafs-kernel-source rpms)
4. run "/etc/init.d/openafs-client start" or /etc/init.d/openafs start" 
depending on which rpms you got.
5. "ls /afs" and if that doesn't hang, then you have a basic client setup.
6. process to set up authentication via kerberos.


shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in wrote:
> Hi
> 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,
> Shailesh
> hanke@rzg.mpg.de wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> /Christof
> 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
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