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

Rob Banz rob@nofocus.org
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:08:16 -0700

As they say in Denmark, something is rotten.

What platform is this on? Are you sure you're using the OpenAFS  
client, or one of the off-brand knockoffs ;)

You should be able to klog as any valid AFS user, from any joe random  
UNIX user. These should be 100% disconnected.


On Sep 19, 2008, at 13:51, Daniel Debertin wrote:

> 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?