[OpenAFS] AFS without Kerberos headache
Sun, 21 Dec 2008 18:36:45 +0100 (CET)
> In fact what I need ideally is a file system like NFS just with the
> added features needed to use it in a Metropolitan Network setup, i.e.
> local caching of files.
As an added feature, I hope you want to have control who wrote a file.
> AFS seems to do this in a good way, but Kerberos is a constant annoyance
> to it. I do have machines that generate simulation data and have to work
> for weeks. If I like to do this with the current OpenAFS setup, I'll
> have to log in once a day and refresh the damn Kerberos token :-(.
You can have longer timed tickets and tokens. You can save tickets in
keytabs. If your hosts have keytabs, you can use them to generate
You can have system:anyuser write if you want to mimic NFS ;)