Simon's Musings

January 28, 2008

OpenAFS upgrades

Filed under: work — sxw @ 12:05 pm
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This week, I’m going to be upgrading our OpenAFS database servers to 1.4.6, with my patch to disable the checks for principal names with dots in them (this patch will ship with OpenAFS 1.4.7). At the moment, iFriend users can’t register with the AFS pts database, because the email address naming scheme requires that their name contain dots. This means that there’s no way of using iFriend as an AFS authentication scheme, which was one of the original goals. 

Once all of the AFS database servers are suitably upgraded, it’ll be possible to register iFriend users, either through a CGI script, or with an extension to mod_waklog. Allowing them access to specific directories will require the fileserver hosting that volume to have also been upgraded, and correctly configured. 

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