[OpenAFS] Re: OpenAFS-info digest, Vol 1 #6063 - 3 msgs
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:03:31 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Superb software from my own (somewhat limited) experience. For back up at =
home, I work between it and FreeBSD/Samba. And I just recently discovered =
that OpenAFS 1.6 has apparently been tested and working (or, parts of it) o=
n FreeBSD, so I may take a shot at that next since I love FreeBSD. Right n=
ow my OpenAFS server is running on Debian. The only other problem I've had=
with that so far is with fsck. I wound up disabling automatic fsck on my =
AFS share because it kept choking at startup (I never pursued this because =
it fixed my immediate issue, but I think disabling fsck is not recommended.=
And I scanned the disk and it didn't show any errors).
Anyway, thanks again!
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Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: J <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [OpenAFS] Token Lifetime
Regarding your question about OpenAFS info on token
lifetime, I found it on this page by Googling "openafs token
See about 3/4 of the way down the page:=A0 "setting
default token lifetimes for users".
It appears to be in the current admin guide, which is linked
in the "documentation" page on the OpenAFS site.
Now admittedly I'm an AFS noob and I've barely scratched the
surface of AFS configuration and capabilities.=A0 I
should add that I don't administer any AFS production
servers, just a hobby, although I do work in IT.
From: Andrew Deason <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:55:50 -0500
Organization: Sine Nomine Associates
Subject: [OpenAFS] Re: Token Lifetime
On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
> Regarding your question about OpenAFS info on token
lifetime, I found
> it on this page by Googling "openafs token lifetime":
Yes, that page is talking about a kaserver environment. You
are using a
Kerberos 5 KDC, which is the recommended way, and replaces
So, most of the stuff on that page doesn't apply to you. The
section on the page makes a very brief reference to this.
> It appears to be in the current admin guide, which is
linked in the
> "documentation" page on the OpenAFS site.
> Now admittedly I'm an AFS noob and I've barely
scratched the surface
> of AFS configuration and capabilities.=A0 I should
add that I don't
> administer any AFS production servers, just a hobby,
although I do
> work in IT.
From what I recall, large portions of the Admin Guide are
outdated, and you may just want to avoid it entirely. The
Guide and manpages are more likely to be useful. Note that
question you're asking is more of a Kerberos question than
an AFS one,
so I don't know if your question is addressed anywhere else
documentation. That's not to say it shouldn't be there,
you figure out what's wrong (I would look at Ben's
response), feel free
to suggest a place where you think such information should
Normally I'd welcome you to propose changes to that page or
Guide in general, so the next person to come by doesn't ask
same question. However, given the state of the Admin Guide,
probably quite a lot to ask to someone who's new to AFS. (If
you want to
contribute or suggest anything, though, we certainly still
I do question the value of having the Admin Guide on the
website at all,
if my understanding above is correct... I'm not sure how
information vs misinformation is tends to provide.
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:40:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@MIT.EDU>
To: Andrew Deason <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] Re: Token Lifetime
On Wed, 26 Jun 2013, Andrew Deason wrote:
> I do question the value of having the Admin Guide on
the website at all,
> if my understanding above is correct... I'm not sure
> information vs misinformation is tends to provide.
I do agree that large swathes of it are useless or actively
memory serves, though, there are a few parts which have
gathered together that is not present in a reasonable
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