me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
openbsd uses the arla implementation
of afs. what is afs? its a distributed
filesystem with better WAN performance than NFS, more multigrained security
than you can find in NFS, and ultimately a pretty easy to use structure.
notes on AFS on OpenBSD
some notes on getting it to work on OpenBSD:
- make a kernel with "option XFS" enabled
- set "afs=YES" in rc.conf
- mkdir /afs
- fill in a value into /etc/afs/ThisCell.
it turns out that this isn't a specific IP or even a hostname, it's just
a site name. so i entered file13.ucs.ualberta.ca when all i needed
was ualberta.ca. you'll see that these lines start with a ">" ... use
$ ls /afs
andrew.cmu.edu cs.cmu.edu openafs.org ua
athena.mit.edu glue.umd.edu rpi.edu ualberta.ca
cern.ch ipp-garching.mpg.de sks umich.edu
citi.umich.edu nersc.gov stacken.kth.se wam.umd.edu
i'm surfing the AFS space and testing a quick patch.
notes from: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2001-03/0435.html
thanks to johansson and beck for getting me started. i've always wanted
to play with AFS, but i never checked it out (and so it didn't make the
the book is in production, by the way, expect a new openbsd book this march.
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