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Research Computing recommend versions 1.6.2 or higher.
To do a clean uninstall of OpenAFS client, use the uninstall program that comes bundled with the installer.
You now have access to AFS space, but you do not have permission to see your own personal files yet. You should authenticate to AFS by clicking the padlock icon in the top of screen toolbar, and giving it your AFS username and password when prompted. When you are authenticated, the padlock will have no red 'X'. You will now have full access to your files in AFS through the finder or the command line. However, you may not see your own name as the apparent owner of the files, but this usually does not matter. You now have an AFS token (limited lifetime Kerberos ticket with AFS access privileges). You may also run the klog tool in a Terminal window.
% klog afsusername
You can change your AFS password with the kpasswd.afs utility in a Terminal window
% kpasswd.afs afsusername
Configuring the AFS client settings may be performed by downloading and running afssetup. Unpack the .zip file if your browser doesn't do this automatically, then double-click the resulting afssetup.command script to execute it, and enter your password when prompted. This script will update the configuration with the recommended Dartmouth settings and start the AFS client, and also create Desktop shortcuts to your AFS volume(s). The shortcuts may be recreated at any time by running the afslink.command script.
You should now have an AFS icon on your desktop. Double-click the icon to browse AFS space. Alternatively, you can start up a Terminal window. AFS space appears under /afs. After a reboot, the AFS client should start automatically.
Alternatively, you can hand edit the configuration files in /var/db/openafs/etc. The afssetup script does the following, as root.
You may also want to edit /var/db/openafs/etc/cacheinfo and change the 30000 to something larger. This is the size, in KB, of the local cache used to store AFS files and reduce the amount of network I/O needed.
The cell server address information, for cells not using DNS, lives in /var/db/openafs/etc/CellServDB. If you need access to other (off-campus) cells in the world-wide AFS community, contact Research Computing for assistance.
You can also manually start and stop the AFS client, as long as no processes have open files in AFS. Clickable start and stop tools are also in the afssetup zip file.
Last Updated: 11/15/13