OpenAFS

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From Wikipedia:OpenAFS:

OpenAFS is an open source implementation of the Andrew distributed file system (AFS).

AFS is a distributed filesystem product, pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University and supported and developed as a product by Transarc Corporation (now IBM Pittsburgh Labs). It offers a client-server architecture for federated file sharing and replicated read-only content distribution, providing location independence, scalability, security, and transparent migration capabilities. AFS is available for a broad range of heterogeneous systems including UNIX, Linux, MacOS X, and Microsoft Windows.

IBM branched the source of the AFS product, and made a copy of the source available for community development and maintenance. They called the release OpenAFS.

This page describes only the client side.

Client installation

Install openafs client with the openafsAUR and openafs-modulesAUR packages.

Edit /etc/openafs/ThisCell and put default cell there. You can check for the cells in /etc/openafs/CellServDB.

Start the openafs-client service.

Troubleshooting

aklog: a pioctl failed while obtaining tokens for cell ...

Your afs client is probably not running. Start it as described in #Client installation.

See also