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AFSD(8) System Manager's Manual AFSD(8)

afsdAFS cache manager

afsd [-c string | --conffile=string] [-l string | --log=string] [--debug=string] [-d string | --device=string] [--connected-mode=string] [-n | --no-fork] [-r string | --rxkad-level=string] [-s string | --sysname=string] [--root-volume=string] [--port=number] [-z | --recover] [--cache-dir=string] [-D | --dynroot] [--cpu-usage] [--version] [--help] [device]

afsd runs on AFS client machines. It is used to manage the file cache, fetch files from AFS servers, handle callbacks and manage the authentication information for users.

In normal cases afsd will be started by enabling it in /etc/rc.conf.

The options are as follows:

string, --conffile=string
Path to configuration file.
string, --log=string
Where to write log [stderr|syslog|path] (default: stderr).
What to write in the log (default: none).
string, --device=string
The XFS device to use (default: /dev/nnpfs0).
Initial connected mode [conncted|fetch-only|disconnected].
, --no-fork
Don't fork and daemonize.
string, --rxkad-level=string
The rxkad level to use [clear|auth|crypt] (default: crypt).
string, --sysname=string
Set the sysname of this system.
Name of the root volume.
Port number to use.
, --recover
Don't recover state.
Cache directory (default: /var/spool/afs).
, --dynroot
Use dynamic root.
System and userland cpu-usage times is appended at the end line that is logged.
Print version information.
Print usage information.

It is highly recommended that the cache filesystem size is increased to at least few hundred megabytes, and that it is made as a separate filesystem. The cache size is configured in afsd.conf(5). If enough memory is available the cache filesystem could be a mfs(8) to improve performance.

default configuration for afsd
database with all known AFS servers
default cell (where we get the root directory)
default cache directory

fs(1), pts(1), afsd.conf(5), AliasDB(5), CellServDB(5), DynRootDB(5), SuidCells(5), ThisCell(5), mount_mfs(8), mount_nnpfs(8), rc.conf(8), vos(8)

If afsd happens to crash, it's recommended to restart it with the -z flag. Otherwise a corrupted cache can be reused.

September 5, 1998 The Arla Project