[OpenAFS] Behaviour of OpenAFS 1.8.7 on MacOS

Gaja Sophie Peters gaja.peters@math.uni-hamburg.de
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:53:54 +0100


(apologies for possible duplicate post, I used the wrong sender-address 
the first time)

Dear List,

just some observations I had after updating the MacOS Catalina-computer 
with the OpenAFS 1.8.7 provided by SineNomine (thanks for that):

% ls /afs | wc
       41      41     466

% sudo grep -c '>' /var/db/openafs/etc/CellServDB
203

% ls /afs/grand.central.org | wc
ls: /afs/grand.central.org: No such file or directory
        0       0       0

% ls /afs/sinenomine.net | wc
        6       6      42

% fs --version
openafs 1.8.6-14-g1f84796


I haven't yet found a common denominator between Cells that work and 
Cells that don't. I was thinking, it might have to do with presence or 
absence of AFSDB and SRV DNS-records, but in the end not sure.

CELL                WORKS      ls /afs ?   DNS-records ?
sinenomine.net      WORKS      LISTED      has both AFSDB and SRV
cern.ch             WORKS      NOT LISTED  has both AFSDB and SRV rec
grand.central.org   NOT-FOUND  NOT LISTED  has only SRV
desy.de             WORKS      NOT LISTED  has only AFSDB
math.uni-hamburg.de NOT-FOUND  NOT LISTED  has only AFSDB
kth.se              WORKS      LISTED      has only AFSDB


A similar (if not so extensive) test with Auristor (thanks also for 
providing THAT) has found no inaccessible Cells...

Greetings,
Gaja Peters

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