[OpenAFS] filedrawers at other sites?

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 20:28:48 +0100

On 21 Sep 2007, at 19:23, Dave Botsch wrote:

> Those of you who have successfully deployed filedrawers elsewhere,  
> how did you
> do it? What problems / changes did you run into / have to make?

We're running it with Apache 1.3. The service was prototyped using  
modauthkerb for authentication, and we're now using cosign. The  
service hasn't moved to production yet, but it seems solid.

There were a couple of hardcoded Michigan settings in the code (in  
particular, with the username -> afs directory location mapping  
routine) that we had to change, but apart from that the installation  
was fairly painless.

There are issues with the speed with which mod_waklog creates and  
destroys authentication contexts that can cause problems for your  
fileservers (there were some patches posted here a while back to  
allow the tuning of timeouts to work round this). Our load hasn't  
been high enough to trigger these problems yet.