[OpenAFS] kstart for windows ?

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:25:22 -0700

Hans Melgers <hans@enem.nl> writes:

> I was wondering if there are ways to make a windows machine get tokens
> automatically, similar to Russ's kstart utility for *nix?  Or am i
> missing a cool feature in MIT KfW ?  I need it for a win server to sync
> some files to afs every night.  Anybody here who has done this before ?

In theory at least, there's nothing about k5start that wouldn't work on
Windows so far as I know.  In practice, it will need build system porting.
I personally neither have a Windows system nor have access to one nor know
what to do with one if I had one (the last version of Windows I used
personally for long enough to understand how it worked was Windows 3.1
without networking), but I'm definitely happy to take patches and
contributions from people who do.  The next version of remctl will have a
Windows port, for example.

Anyone who is thinking about working on this may want to wait for the next
version of remctl, which will have some build system setup that could
potentially be copied and reused for k5start.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>