3.44. AFS Share Name Syntax Provides Direct Access to Volumes

Starting with the 1.5.21 release of OpenAFS for Windows, the following syntax can be used to access any volume in any cell without requiring the creation of a mount point.

\\AFS\<cell><mount point type><volume>\

Where <cell> can be either a full cell name or an unambiguous prefix, the <mount point type> is '#' for a normal mount point or '%' to force the use of a read-write volume, and <volume> is either a volume name or its ID number.

Examples include:



\\AFS\athena.mit.edu# 537235559\