[OpenAFS] Re: Setting up new cell on RHEL4 - some help needed

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:12:54 -0400

Dr A V Le Blanc wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007, Robert Sturrock wrote:
>> In former times (when Linux was just born), the content of /afs was
>> delivered by a volume itself (named root.afs). All this volume contained
>> were mountpoints to root.cell-volumes of other cells. An admin had to
>> maintain those mountpoints so that the users of the cell can browse to
>> other cells.
>> Later it became obvious, that maintaining root.afs manually is a lot of
>> work if you want to be up to date. At that time dynroot was invented.
> I'm still using a nice tool called ucsdb, which I presume came from
> the University of California at San Diego.  It collects cell definitions
> from a number of places, combines them, mounts root.afs read-write,
> adds or deletes cell mount points, unmounts, and then releases the
> volume.  Since you need about the same amount of effort to do the
> CellServDB file, it's quite painless to maintain root.afs as well.
Don't you still have to  maintain the CellServDB file and the root.afs