[OpenAFS] Help needed in configuring OpenAFS

shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 20:39:46 +0530 (IST)

Thanks Jason for the response.

Initially I'm trying to setup the server.

The "/etc/init.d/openafs-server start" command starts the server which could be verified with the ".. status" command.
But after giving the stop or restart command, it fails giving following message.

"Stopping openafs-server: bos: could not find entry (can't find cell '<default>' in cell database)
failed to shutdown OpenAFS                                 [FAILED]"

On giving setcellname command I'm getting following error and getting similar error for other commands also.

# bos setcellname -server ps2750 -name ps2750.persistent.co.in -noauth
bos: failed to set cell (you are not authorized for this operation)

Does the server operations also need authentication? If needed, where the parameters are set?

The listhosts command gives output as follows.

#bos listhosts ps2750 -noauth
Cell name is localcell
bos: failed to get cell host 0 (could not find entry)

How can I set/add a cell/host with different name?

I have created a partition as "/dev/hda8 on /vicepa type ext2 (rw)" and mounted it with mount command.

Am I missing any steps?

Thanks and Regards,
Shailesh Joshi

openafs@rampaginggeek.com wrote:

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