[OpenAFS] AFS hangs, possible nat issues?

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Wed, 19 May 2010 12:26:10 -0400

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Mark Huijgen <mark@nl.simpc.com> wrote:
> On 05/14/2010 09:21 PM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> On 5/14/2010 3:11 PM, Steve Simmons wrote:
>>> Next step would be to have him try 1.5.74, but before he goes that far =
I'd be interested in anyone who's seen similar problems and what if anythin=
g fixed them.
>> This is the solution. =A0The NAT ping functionality in the 1.5.74 rx
>> library was added to ensure that there is sufficient outbound traffic to
>> convince the firewall or NAT to leave the in-bound port open.
> Would it be safe to apply this NAT ping functionality to the 1.4.x
> series also?

For you to apply it to builds you do? Sure.

It's not likely to be in the next 1.4 release with the most obvious
issue being for reasons of testing. We always have the question of
what falls on which side of the features divide for stable trees. At
this point we certainly hope 1.6 is very near.

> I have patched my 1.4.12 linux client with these 2 patches I found in git=
> rx lowlevel nat ping
> http://git.openafs.org/?p=3Dopenafs.git;a=3Dcommitdiff_plain;h=3Dd2407865=
> rx nat event connection reference
> http://git.openafs.org/?p=3Dopenafs.git;a=3Dcommitdiff_plain;h=3Dd9cf8842=
> Are these 2 patches enough?