[OpenAFS] Starting an server (both DB and FS) without `BOS` (e.g. on Linux with systemd)

Ciprian Dorin Craciun ciprian.craciun@gmail.com
Fri, 8 Mar 2019 15:29:19 +0200

I understand that for large deployment the `bos` is useful because it
allows administering the AFS services remotely without resorting to

However for small deployments (like for example a single server) could
it be removed completely and letting the services be started without
it?  (Like for example as plain systemd services.)  (My assumption
based on the snippet in the documentation seems to be "yes".)

And if it is possible, then the various services should be started
just as they are listed inside `/etc/openafs/BosConfig`?

Are there other environment variables (or similar "configuration")
that must be configured?

Also is there a particular ordering or (hard) dependency between the
services?  (Or they can be started in parallel.)