Related Documents

The OpenAFS documentation set also includes the following documents. Large portions of them are as released to the community by IBM, and are not directly applicable to current releases of OpenAFS. This document uses the legacy "Transarc" paths (/usr/afs, /usr/vice, etc.), which do not correspond to the normal file system hierarchy on many modern machines; the paths may need to be substituted according to the local software installation.

OpenAFS Administration Guide

This guide describes the concepts and procedures that a system administrator must know to manage an AFS cell. It assumes familiarity with UNIX, but requires no previous knowledge of AFS.

The first chapters of the OpenAFS Administration Guide present basic concepts and guidelines. Understanding them is crucial to successful administration of an AFS cell. The remaining chapters in the guide provide step-by-step instructions for specific administrative tasks, along with discussions of the concepts important to that particular task.

OpenAFS Administration Reference

This reference manual details the syntax and effect of each AFS command. It is intended for the experienced AFS administrator, programmer, or user.

The OpenAFS Administration Reference lists AFS files and commands in alphabetical order. The reference page for each command specifies its syntax, including the acceptable aliases and abbreviations. It then describes the command's function, arguments, and output if any. Examples and a list of related commands are provided, as are warnings where appropriate.

This manual complements the OpenAFS Administration Guide: it does not include procedural information, but describes commands in more detail than the OpenAFS Administration Guide.

OpenAFS User Guide

This guide presents the basic concepts and procedures necessary for using AFS effectively. It assumes that the reader has some experience with UNIX, but does not require familiarity with networking or AFS.

The guide explains how to perform basic functions, including authenticating, changing a password, protecting AFS data, creating groups, and troubleshooting. It provides illustrative examples for each function and describes some of the differences between the UNIX file system and AFS.

OpenAFS Release Notes

This document provides information specific to each release of AFS, such as a list of new features and commands, a list of requirements and limitations, and instructions for upgrading server and client machines.