[OpenAFS] Public Cell as Sandbox
Jason C. Wells
Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:58:38 -0700
Fred Bartlett wrote:
> I am new to AFS and just wanted to try using the client without having
> to setup a full cell. Is there any public cell out there where I can get
> some type of Guest account just to try it out on? Thanks
With the default CellSrvDB you will have variety of cells to choose
from. I'm pretty sure CMU has a public area as does MIT. Oh yeah,
OpenAFS.org does too. Any cell that has a directory that allows
anonymous access will allow you to snoop around and just try it out.
The one thing you might be missing is that AFS has a global namespace.
That means that anyone participating in the global namespace is visible
under /afs (or \\afs on Windows). Once your client is running you will
see every cell that wants to be seen. Simply change to a directory and
if you are granted access, then you are in like Flint.