[OpenAFS] Re: Getting started with OpenAFS

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Mon, 03 May 2010 20:39:10 -0400

Mike Pliskin wrote:
> I don't feel qualified to write a tutorial on something I have exactly zero experience with :), but some my comments:
>  - Andrew's pointers to a typical AFS folder structure are really helpful
>  - the note about AlwaysAttach file is helpful as well, and the current doc says you need a special partition while Andrew's note explains you don't need it - a very important aspect I believe
> Additionally, some general notes:
>  - more real-life scenarios to cover - i.e. some typical tasks and how you'd solve it with afs
>  - which version to choose? 1.4 or 1.5?
>  - some very basic intro into afs world - structure, distributions, versions, installation, authentication etc. There is a Getting Started doc now, but it's probably too technical. For instance, it talks about bringing AFS login into Linux but I have no idea yet what AFS login is..
> Just my 2 cents...

Hi Mike,

You are perfectly qualified to point out what's missing and what's 
needed. I think some of this should be on the web site :)