[OpenAFS] AFS cell without AFSDB?

Ben Howell howellbp@gmail.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:40:38 -0500

On 8/15/12 2:24 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> Those *are* the DB servers (minus kaserver, but if you're using aklog 
> you don't care and if you *are* still running kaserver for some reason 
> then you should find a way to get rid of it ASAP).  AFSDB was 
> deprecated by the OpenAFS community when those SRV records became 
> standard; if anything, you should be replacing it with the SRV records.
> I would suggest using strace (or similar OS-specific utility such as 
> dtruss on OS X and Solaris or ktrace on *BSD) to find out exactly 
> where aklog is hanging up.  If it's hanging up looking for a 
> nonexistent AFSDB RR, then it's actually a problem with your DNS 
> server not returning the appropriate response to a failed query, and 
> the workaround if you cannot get the DNS servers to actually speak the 
> DNS protocol properly might be to rebuild OpenAFS without AFSDB 
> support, or possibly run local caching nameservers.  (Although I would 
> think it'd check for the correct SRV RRs first and AFSDB only as a 
> fallback.)
> Also, make sure the SRV records are what they're supposed to be. 
>  _afs3-prserver._udp.$cellname for whatever the cellname is.  (Note, 
> not the domain, not the Kerberos realm, *certainly* not a hostname.)
Okay, I fixed the SRV records (I had one entry for each server instead 
of just the DB servers alone) and now things seem to be moving faster. 
Thanks for the info.