CellAlias - Maps cell names to aliases in /afs
file is used by the Unix cache manager when it is using
Dynamic Root ( -dynroot
) mode. It creates symbolic links in the dynamic
root (/afs) that link an alias for a cell (usually a short name) to the full
name for the cell.
The most common use of this configuration file is to allow short names for
frequently used cell names. Traditionally, such short names would be created
by the local AFS administrator by creating symbolic links in the
"root.afs" volume. Such symlinks do not appear when Dynamic Root is
enabled because, with Dynamic Root, the Cache Manager does not mount or look
at the "root.afs" volume. CellAlias
is a replacement that
allows such short names to be created under the client control.
If you configure a short name mapping such as "ir" for
"ir.stanford.edu", the mapping of ".ir" to
".ir.stanford.edu" for the read/write version of the
"root.cell" volume for that cell will be created automatically.
There is no need to list that alias separately. afsd
will report an
error on startup if the dotted entry is listed separately.
The contents of the CellAlias
file should consist of one line of two
whitespace-separated columns per alias. The first column is the real name of
the cell, and the second column is the alias that should be created.
The following CellAlias
results in the following symbolic links:
/afs/.openafs -> /afs/.openafs.org
/afs/openafs -> /afs/openafs.org
/afs/.uncc -> /afs/.uncc.edu
/afs/uncc -> /afs/uncc.edu
Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE
file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.