NCM::afsclt - NCM AFS client configuration component


  • Configure()

    Sets ThisCell and enables AFS authentication (via authconfig) and a few options in /etc/sysconfig/afs. Configures /etc/sysconfig/iptables for the AFS client callback port.

  • Unconfigure()

    /etc/sysconfig/afs: reset to defaults iptables: remove the AFS ports authconfig: no action CellServDB: no action


  • /software/components/afsclt/active : boolean

    activates/deactivates the component.

  • /software/components/afsclt/thiscell : string

    local AFS cell for this machine

  • /software/components/afsclt/settime : boolean

    make AFS client set the system time or not.

  • /software/components/afsclt/options : nlist

    various command-line options for the afsd daemon

  • /software/components/afsclt/cachesize : int

    desired AFS cache size on disk, in 1K blocks. The running AFS cache will get adjusted online, and $afs_cacheinfo will be changed if required. Please note that an available (mounted) AFS cache partition has precedence over this value, i.e. you cannot force a lower usage of the cache partition. For Linux machines, a cache partition will use CACHESIZE=AUTOMATIC, for other OSes, a hardcoded fill rate of 85% is used.

  • /software/components/afsclt/cellservdb : string

    A regularly-updated AFS CellServDB URL or filename (e.g. from AFS) that this component will copy to local disk. The local AFS client will get notified of any additions or changes within a cell.


Components to be run before:


Components to be run after:


Jaroslaw Polok <>


authconfig(1), fs help, iptables documentation

-head1 BUGS

Previous versions insisted on configuring a PAM account entry, this didn't really work for local accounts such as root...