[OpenAFS] Documentation for Preference Pane in 1.4.12 on MacOSX
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:43:47 +0200
Marcus Crestani wrote:
> I have trouble getting the new maintenance release 1.4.12 working
> properly on MacOSX 10.6.3. We use Kerberos 5 to authenticate and our
> user's homes are stored in AFS, so we need to get a Token at login time.
> We have a working setup with OpenAFS 1.4.11 that obtains a Kerberos
> Ticket during login and uses the loginwindow's LoginHook to convert the
> Kerberos Ticket to an AFS Token.
> After I've installed 1.4.12, this does not seem work any longer. On a
> first login attempt, I do not get an token at login time. To get one, I
> have to logout and login again. But then, the Finder process stalls for
> a couple of minutes with a spinning wheel. Something is terribly wrong
> here. I have the feeling that the new Preference Pane and our previous
> solution do not work together.
I tested OpenAFS 1.4.12 only with MacOSX 10.5.8. It is running like a
I also tested OpenAFS 1.5.73 with MacOSX 1.6.3. It is also running like
Sorry but i didn't meet any issue like yours.
> To understand what happens, I could use some insight on the new
> Preference Pane. Is there some documentation? Especially, it would be
> useful to have answers to the following questions:
> - What is the purpose of the "Backgrounder" Launch Agent
> it.infn.lnf.network.AFSBackgrounder.plist? How is it connected to the
> Preference Pane?
> - Where does the Preference Pane store its settings?
> - What happens in the background when I check/uncheck the several
> options like "Get Krb5 credential at login", "Use aklog", "get
> credential at login time", "Backgrounder"?
> - Where does the stuff under the "Parameter" tab get stored? How does
> the AFS startup get these values?
> I'd appreciate any help, either ideas concerning my described problems
> or answers to my questions that should help me figuring things out.
> Please CC me, since I am not subscribed on the list. Thanks in advance!
To answer to many of our questions, you can use fseventer tool . It
is a useful free closed source software to know the files modified
and/or created by a GUI on MacOSX. I planed to do it by myself, but i
didn't yet have enough time.
/unix system engineer/
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