[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-announce] OpenAFS 1.5.30 released. Production Version for Windows.

Kim Kimball dhk@ccre.com
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 06:18:06 -0700

Hi Jeffrey,

I hope you and Sara are thriving!

Do you have a link to a compiled DAFS version of the Windows client I 
can test?



Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> 1.5.30 is the recommended production ready release of OpenAFS for
> Microsoft Windows users.  It supports all Microsoft Windows operating
> systems from Windows 2000 through Windows Vista including both 32-bit
> and 64-bit architectures.  The 1.5.30 release continues the recent
> efforts at optimizing the performance of the Windows client and
> improving its scalability.
> For UNIX, Linux, and MacOS X the recommend production ready release of
> OpenAFS is 1.4.5.  The 1.5.30 Windows client is fully compatible with
> all AFS server versions.
> Please visit http://www.openafs.org/windows.html for up to date
> information on the status of the OpenAFS for Windows client.
> For Microsoft Windows:
> This release fixes the following bugs present in 1.5.29:
>  * CRITICAL: A buffer reference count leak was introduced in 1.5.29.
>    This will cause the cache to fill and then no additional data will
>    read nor written.
>  * The Network Identity Manager AFS Provider 64-bit version would
>    crash if an AFS token configuration was set to use krb524 or
>    krb4 as the acquisition method.  KFW 64-bit includes neither
>    krb524 nor krb4 support.
>  * PTS auto-registration would fail if the Kerberos referrals
>    protocol was used to obtain the Kerberos v5 service ticket for
>    AFS.  This would occur if KFW 3.2.x is installed and there is
>    no [domain_realm] entry for the AFS volume database service
>    host domains.
>  * [Primarily on Vista] After a system resume or a network adapter
>    configuration change, communication with the AFS client service
>    could be lost.
>  * Fix "FollowBackupPath" to work with normal mount points.
>  * [Vista] A deadlock condition has been observed after resuming
>    from more than four hours of sleep.
> Other changes resulting in performance enhancements include:
>  * A new HKLM registry configuration option has been added
>    to provide hints to the Network Identity Manager AFS
>    Provider when new identities are created.  These hints
>    inform the AFS provider which cells should be configured
>    for an identity based upon the realm of the identity
>    principal.  See the release notes for details on
>    the HKLM\SOFTWARE\OpenAFS\Client\Realms\ key.
> MIT Kerberos for Windows 3.2.2
>  The recommended version of Kerberos for Windows to use with
>  OpenAFS is version 3.2.2.  KFW can be downloaded from MIT or
>  Secure Endpoints.  64-bit Windows installers for KFW are only
>  available from Secure Endpoints.
>     http://www.secure-endpoints.com/index.html#kfw
> Known issues in the Windows client:
>   . Beta versions of the Network Identity Manager AFS plug-in must
>     be uninstalled prior to the installation of OpenAFS 1.5.26
>   . Windows Vista does not support the WinHelp file format used
>     by afscreds.exe and afs_control.exe.  A download is available
>     from Microsoft.
>   . On Windows Vista, afscreds.exe is not User Account Control (UAC)
>     compatible and must be "Run as Administrator" in order to
>     start/stop the AFS client service.
> Please send reports of successful deployments to
> openafs-info@openafs.org and report problems to openafs-bugs@openafs.org.
> Jeffrey Altman
> for the OpenAFS Gatekeepers