[OpenAFS] Re: 1.6 clients: rx version pings
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:19:24 -0500
On 12/05/2011 08:59 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 02:58, Harald Barth<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> IMHO it should be disabled completely if there are no RFC1918
>> interfaces on the client and enabled if there are such interfaces.
>> A command line flag to override in either direction would help
>> as well (for debugging, testing and strange deployments).
> No RFC1918 addresses does not mean no NAT
> (for a lot of bad reasons, some providers used
For that matter, using an RFC1918 address doesn't have to mean NAT,
either, at least not as far as AFS is concerned. When I'm working from
home, my LAN uses a proper RFC1918 address, and of course goes through
NAT at my border router prior to going into the cable modem. But as far
as my AFS packets are concerned, they go right into the VPN tunnel and
see no NAT. As far as they're concerned, I'm connected to my employer's
network with a somewhat obnoxious ping time.
I wasn't aware of this rx ping load issue until seeing this thread. In
a worldwide enterprise AFS situation, with hundreds (thousands?) of
servers, this isn't good.
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