[OpenAFS] AFS to NFS translator in Linux

Anders Magnusson ragge@ltu.se
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:14:15 +0100

Daniel Richard G. wrote:
>> Where can I find some information on how to use the
>> AFS->NFS translator on
>> Linux?  (Does it even exist?)
> My understanding is that the translator currently does not work on Linux. (I 
> do believe it works on Solaris.)
>> Basically, I'm looking for read-only access, in
>> situations where it's either
>> inconvenient or impossible to compile the AFS kernel
>> modules; I have a couple
>> of systems where the module compiles OK, but doesn't
>> load.  (Namely OpenSUSE
>> 11.1, using packages from build.opensuse.org)
> We use UNFS3 (http://unfs3.sf.net/) for this exact purpose, exporting to a 
> number of old-school Unix systems. I added proper AFS FID support to it 
> recently, so that its filehandle cache plays well with AFS. We run it via 
> kstart so that it keeps the tickets/tokens required to read what it needs out 
> of AFS.
Interesting.  How do you handle access control for users?  Is that just
left to the
client with the normal uid/gid access bits?

-- Ragge

> I've been meaning to send a note about this to the list, to let folks know 
> about this new AFS->NFS option on Linux. If any AFS gurus could have a peek at 
> afssupport.c in the codebase, I would be grateful for any feedback on the 
> implementation.
> --Daniel
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