[OpenAFS] DNS AFSDB problem in winxp 1.5.71?

Kevin Walsh walsh@njit.edu
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:01:22 -0500

Hello folks,

Our DNS AFSDB lookups are not working ("specified realm is unknown" 
error) with OpenAFS Client for Windows 1.5.7000 and 1.5.7100.  There was 
no problem with 1.5.6400 and earlier.  Manually adding our db servers 
into the PC's CellServDB does allow authentication.

The release notes at 
hint that this is already known "Restore use of DNS AFSDB and SRV 
records which were unintentionally disabled in 1.5.69"

Also I see from http://rt.central.org/rt/Ticket/Display.html?id=125594 
that someone else has a similar problem and is able to fix it by adding 
new SRV records.

It is not clear to me if the new SRV records as described 
http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-allbery-afs-srv-records-03.txt might fix 
the problem as far as NJIT is concerned.

I do apologize in advance if my reading/LMGTFY/RT[fine]RN efforts 
overlooked something obvious.

Thank you for any possible pointers,

Kevin Walsh
New Joisey Institute of Technology