Mac OS & AFS
Using OpenAFS on Mac OS X
- First, download the OpenAFS package from [openafs.org]
- Open a Terminal.app window (Applications/Utilities) and sudo to root (you will be asked for your Mac OS X login password):
[jed@dynamo ~]$ sudo -s
- As root, use the pico editor to open /private/var/db/openafs/ThisCell
- Insert 'dbic.dartmouth.edu', save, and exit.
- Again, use the pico editor to open /private/var/db/openafs/config/openafs.options
- Insert '-afsdb -stat 2000 -dcache 800 -daemons 3 -volumes 70 -fakestat', save, and exit.
After the reboot you should be able to open another Terminal.app window and execute the klog command with your username as the second argument:
[jed@dynamo ~]$ klog firstname.lastname@example.org Password:
to obtain an AFS token. The default token will last for 24 hours and will give you read/write access to your home directory.
You can verify that you have a token and check the time left with the tokens command:
[jed@dynamo ~]$ tokens Tokens held by the Cache Manager: User's (AFS ID 10167) tokens for email@example.com [Expires Aug 6 20:44] --End of list--
You might want to place a link on your desktop for accessing your AFS home directory with the Finder. To do this, open Terminal.app again and execute (under your normal account--without sudo):
ln -s /afs/dbic.dartmouth.edu/usr/LABNAME/USERNAME ~/Desktop/AFS-HOME
That command will place a link on your desktop.