[OpenAFS] ls: : Operation timed out

Yannick Ulrich yannick.ulrich@psi.ch
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:50:20 +0200

I=E2=80=99ve spoken to Achim Gsell <achim.gsell@psi.ch> who is an =
administrator here at
PSI. As Jeffrey suggested it appears to be a firewall issue on the Mac =
for whatever reason seems to be restricted to afsfs11.psi.ch.

As a quick fix I can just disable the Mac's firewall and easily get =
However, I=E2=80=99d hope for a more permanent solution that would work =
with the
firewall enabled.=20


Yannick Ulrich

> On 24. Apr 2017, at 15:17, Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@auristor.com> =
> On 4/24/2017 4:01 AM, Yannick Ulrich wrote:
>> To further investigate this, I ran fs checkservers on my computer
>>    $ fs checkservers
>>    These servers unavailable due to network or server problems: =20
>>        afsfs11.psi.ch.
>> =46rom other machines this works fine so it appears to be somewhat
>> localised to my computer.
>> I've rebooted my computer and reinstalled the client to no avail.
>> Installing the client on a virtual machine on my computer works out =
>> the box.
> Your investigation has been focused on a client issue but there are =
> other possibilities:
> 1. a network or firewall related issue
> 2. an OpenAFS fileserver issue
> If your machine reboots and obtains the same IP address each time, it =
> possible that the problem is specific to that IP address and port =
> Given that running the client in a VM on your machine works, that =
> weight to the theory it is specific to the one IP address and port =
> You will need the assistance of the AFS administrator to further =
> the problem by capturing network packets on afsfs11.psi.ch.  If no =
> packets arrive from the client, then its a problem within the network.
> If the packets do arrive, its a problem with the fileserver.
> Jeffrey Altman
> <jaltman.vcf>