[OpenAFS-Doc] Re: [OpenAFS] Quick Start Guide updated for Kerberos v5

Douglas E. Engert deengert@anl.gov
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:51:53 -0600

Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> writes:
>> chapter1:
>>     * about upgrading OS:
>>         **Should the namei fileserver be mentioned? Is namei the
>> recommended way?
> inode is still recommended for Solaris.  namei is recommended in all other
> cases, and generally is the only possible method.

You should consider recommending namei on Solaris too. inode only
works on ufs and you must have logging turned off. If you want to
use zfs then you must use namei.

>> chapter 2:
>>   * getting started on solaris:
>>         ** it still mentions copying files from cd-rom (grep for "CD-ROM")
> Yeah, this needs to get fixed throughout the manual, replaced with
> instructions about how to start from the downloaded binary build or to
> build from source.
>>         **only mentions solaris 7, it should mention 8, 9 &
>> 10/opensolaris or just say 7 & later versions
> Yup.
>>        ** about fsck: does solaris use inode, namei or both? Is
>> clarification needed?
> Solaris can use either, so yes, clarification is needed.  I'm fairly sure
> you don't need the custom fsck if you use namei.

Correct. It makes me feel more comfortable using the vendor's fsck
rather then a modified fsck.

>> "The entry for AFS server processes, called either *afs* or
>> *afs//cell/*. No user logs in under this identity, but it is used to
>> encrypt the server tickets that granted to AFS clients for presentation
>> to server processes during mutual authentication."
>> should that be "...that are granted to AFS clients..."?
> Yup.
> The source for this is in DocBook in the OpenAFS CVS head, and patches are
> certainly welcome.


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