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AFS Client Installation Guide for Macintosh Systems. AFS WebDAV - Started January 19th, 2007. The goal of the project is to develop an open-source, enterprise-class "AFS WebDAV" gateway to provide Kerberos authenticated, high-efficiency AFS sessions without the OpenAFS client via an unprivileged gateway server. Deployed at Use lighttpd as a WebDAV backend with an Apache-based front-end handler and authorizer. The following extra Apache modules are critical: mod_auth_kerb with a negotiate delegation patch mod_proxy mod_rewrite Read more details. Bad ideas using other WebDAV backends These other implementations still minimally consist of a Apache + mod_ssl core. Mod_php requires terrible dependence on sudo and setuid programs for securing operations The privilege separation of this model can hardly be defended.

The arla project. [Project goals][Supported platforms][Project status][Distribution][Documentation][Mailing lists][CVS][Links] Project goals Arla is a free AFS implementation.

The arla project.

The main goal is to make a fully functional client with all capabilities of AFS as formerly sold by Transarc and today available as OpenAFS. Other stuff, such as servers and management tools are being developed, but currently not considered stable. Supported platforms The currently supported platforms are: >> AFS Installation Guide for OS X 10.3. OpenAFS for 10.3. Sorry, this page requires javascript!

OpenAFS for 10.3

This document presents a basic outline of installing OpenAFS, and is presented to provided general support. You should contact your site administrators for site specific data, and please be aware that this information is only what I've managed to cobble together--your mileage may vary. Getting OpenAFS Binaries and source code for OpenAFS are provided from It is said in many places that it's not hard to build, but I've had little luck, so I recommend you stick to the binaries. That being said, since they include some additional features that aid afs administration, I tend to prefer David Botsch's builds, available at Thus far, I've had good success installing the latest version he's provided, and then using the binary from to update the installation.

Basic Installation. AFS and OS X. What is AFS and why do I need it?

AFS and OS X

AFS provides a system of accessing network file servers in a reasonable and scalable manner. So from a user standpoint, it's much like SMB/CIFS and Appleshare. A lot of universities (such as UNC Chapel Hill, where I work) use it to provide integrated access to files on central servers. Unless you need to access an AFS cell, you don't need it. ATN has some good docs on afs to get you started. But before we get started, a few caveats: If you haven't already, install the OS X developer tools (now called Xcode). The Options There are two good options, OpenAFS and Arla.

The Alternatives Most afs cells offer unix login servers, so you can also access afs space through a login server with an SFTP client such as fugu or fetch, or you can mount shares directly to the finder using MacFusion. Installing OpenAFS Also, if you're interested, here's some other references: The AFS system. Untitled Document. AFS on Mac OS X Is AFS is running?

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Starting AFS by hand Stopping AFS kAuth unexpected quit Why doesn't AFS icon appear on my desktop? Links and AFS Accessing AFS files gives timeout error Taking a long long time to login when network is not connected Can I run kAuth from the command line? Untitled Document. Mac OS X Software Notes These are the steps I follow when installing a new desktop Mac.

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Software Update Developer Tools Fink TeX Chimera/Mozilla MSFS (good for Wireless connections) Commerical Productivity Software. CSC:CSC Mac OS X Software Notes. Getting Started You've just unpacked the new Mac.

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First things first - you'll want to set the time zone, time, and create the first account. I usually make the first account an admministrative one called 'help'. If you already have an account, add the help acount now (make sure it is an administrative account). Kerberos_afs_login.html. Caveats: this worked for me, but your mileage may vary.


I'm using 10.2.5, and I haven't tried it with other sub-versions. It should work with 10.2. 10.2 uses a variant of MIT's kerberos, so what we're going to do is install some bits from MIT, configure kerberos for our domain, then install a plug in to get afs token, and finally set up login authorization to generate tickets from the main GUI login window Step 1: Install MIT's kerberos extras package.

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AIT Tech - Mac OS X How To: OpenAFS

About OpenAFS 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 file sharing, providing location independence, scalability and transparent migration capabilities for data. IBM branched the source of the AFS product, and made a copy of the source available for community development and maintenance. The Tao of Mac - OpenAFS. OpenAFS.