[OpenAFS] OpenAFS + Windows 7 (x64)

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:20:35 +0200

On 22.04.2010 18:49, Jason D. McCormick wrote:
> We're trying to deploy new workstations based on Windows 7 using OpenAF=
> (1.5.73) and Kerberos for Windows.  I was curious how/if people are get=
ting a
> working configuration for this setup.   We're encountering two major pr=
> that I was hoping someone on the list had already encountered and could=
> out with.
> #1 - \\AFS UNC name doesn't function when making network transitions, n=
> when using the Cisco VPN client but it also appears to die at other ran=
> unrepeatable intervals (although this is during testing work).  It appe=
> that while on certain network configurations (e.g. wired physically to =
> network) the \\AFS appears to work and is bound to the AFS loopback ada=
> (  However unplugging the network and/or opening the VP=
> appear to cause some sort of network state transition that kills off th=
> mappings.  I found a reference to a similar problem
> (<http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/kerberos/2009-October/015364.html>) =
> Jeff said the bug is in Windows.  Does anyone know if there's a workaro=
und or
> hotfix since then?

Looks like thats the bug.
Til yet no bugfix nor workaround.
For luck my Win7 x86 Laptop has not shown any sign of that bug:
sleepmode, hybernate, adding/removing network interfaces does not
prohibite the use of OpenAFS via \\AFS\...
Other workstations/laptops at our site do have that bug. But I haven=B4t
found the reason why it works on my laptop and not on the others.

> If there's an implementation guide for Win7 I'm missing, please point
> it out.  Thanks.

Not that I know of any trick.

> --
> Jason McCormick
> Unix Team Lead, Systems Group, IT
> Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
> E: jasonmc@sei.cmu.edu

Lars Schimmer
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