[OpenAFS] pioctl fails when AFS user != UNIX user

Daniel Debertin debertin@msi.umn.edu
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:51:18 -0500

I am able to use 'klog' as long as the user I'm authenticating as is
identical to the UNIX user I'm logged in as. If they're different I
get a long delay and then "Unable to authenticate to AFS because a
pioctl failed.":

afs0# klog debertin.admin
Password: <...>
Unable to authenticate to AFS because a pioctl failed.

If I create a UNIX user named 'debertin.admin' (despite the fact that
it breaks UNIX conventions regarding username length), su to it, and
issue the same klog command it works fine.

Does it have to be this way?

Thanks in advance --

-Dan Debertin
Dan Debertin
Unix Systems Administrator
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
University of Minnesota
541 Walter
117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455