[OpenAFS] more newbie questions
Douglas E. Engert
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:47:48 -0600
Jonathan Dobbie wrote:
> Thank you for the responses, we're still designing our storage system
> and AFS still seems like the best option. I've installed AFS on a test
> server (G4 OSX - I figured I'd start with the craziest platform we might
> want it on)
> I'm hoping that if I toss my plan out now, people can point out the
> holes before I invest too much time in it. The end goal is uptime more
> than performance.
> Our AFS servers would probably all be running linux. Clients are OSX,
> windows and Linux.
> There would be an MSKDC that would trust the main MIT KDC. I need to
> talk to the Windows Admin about ntlm, but if we need to sync the
> passwords, thats fine (password change is done via a webpage or command
> line tools that we wrote, not passwd), if not, the MSKDC will have
> random passwords.
You don't need to sync passwords. Users can be registered in either realm,
and AFS can be configured to accept either, with or with out cross-realm
trust being in place. If you don't already have both the MS and MIT KDC,
consider just using what you have. AFS does not require the setup of an
> Thank you for your help
> Jonathan Dobbie
> Academic System Administrator
> Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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