3.48. Linked Cells

The 1.5.55 release adds support for linked cells as implemented in the Unix OpenAFS client. When two cells are linked, a volume lookup in one cell that fails is retried in the linked cell. This functionality can be used to implement:

  • a test cell which provides substitutes for a subset of the volumes in the linked production cell

  • a cell renaming

  • a cell splitting

  • a cell merger

Two cells are linked in the CellServDB file:

       >cell-one	cell-two	#Description
       >cell-two	cell-one	#Description

aklog and Network Identity Manager will automatically obtain tokens for the linked cell when tokens for the other cell is specified.