[OpenAFS] Re: Prefered servers by subnet

Assarsson, Emil Emil.Assarsson@sonyericsson.com
Thu, 20 May 2010 11:19:41 +0200

>> How do I make clients to select the closest servers when I'm using DNS
>> AFSDB records?  Do I need to use "fs setserverprefs" on each client or
>> can it be done automatically?

>The algorithm on unix clients for automatically picking the "best"
>servers is not very good, so explicitly setting the preferences is
>generally what you need to do. There is work being done to improve it,
>so this should not always be the case.

>If you have a lot of clients that need the same preferences, usually
>this can handled by distributing an init script that runs
>'fs setserverprefs' after starting up the client.

The init script idea will work for me. Thanks for the quick response :-)

Best regards

Emil Assarsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

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