[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.0002, Windows 64: RPC Server in unavailable

John Tang Boyland boyland@uwm.edu
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:14:05 -0500

I have a new crop of students trying to install OpenAFS on Windows.

I have a student who is able to get Tickets and AFS tokens with NIM:
aklog -d -c cs.uwm.edu
says that there are identical tokens already and doesn't do anything.
(aklog -d tries to get tickets from openafs.org, but that's probably
an incautious installation problem that is irrelevant to this problem.)
NET VIEW \\AFS shows everything is fine.  (It shows the version 1.6.0002
and mount points for cs.uwm.edu etc.)

when they go to \\afs\cs.uwm.edu

it says that they don't have access to the remote location because the
"RPC Server is unavailable".
We went to Norton Firewall and added a rule at the top to allow ALL
outgoing connections.  Rebooted, still "RPC Server is unavailable"

NB: The cell cs.uwm.edu is open to system:anyuser, and so shouldn't
require tokens anyway.

John Boyland
P.S. direct cc's always appreciated.