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fs_setclientaddrs - Sets the client interfaces to register with the
fs setclientaddrs [-address <client network interfaces>+] [-help]
fs setcl [-a <client network interfaces>+] [-h]
fs sc [-a <client network interfaces>+] [-h]
The fs setclientaddrs command defines the IP addresses of the
interfaces that the local Cache Manager registers with a File Server
when first establishing a connection to it.
The File Server uses the addresses when it initiates a remote procedure
call (RPC) to the Cache Manager (as opposed to responding to an RPC
sent by the Cache Manager). There are two common circumstances in which
the File Server initiates RPCs: when it breaks callbacks and when it
pings the client machine to verify that the Cache Manager is still
The list of interfaces specified with this command replaces the list
that the Cache Manager constructs and records in kernel memory as it
initializes. At that time, if the file /etc/openafs/NetInfo exists on
the client machine's local disk, the Cache Manager uses its contents as
the basis for the list of interfaces addresses. If the file does not
exist, the Cache Manager instead uses the network interfaces configured
with the operating system. It then removes from the list any address
included in the local /etc/openafs/NetRestrict file. It records the
final list in kernel memory. (An administrator must create the NetInfo
and NetRestrict files; there are no default versions of them.)
If an RPC to that interface fails, the File Server simultaneously sends
RPCs to all of the other interfaces in the list, to learn which of them
are still available. Whichever interface replies first is the one to
which the File Server then sends pings and RPCs to break callbacks.
To list the interfaces that the Cache Manager is currently registering
with File Servers, use the fs getclientaddrs command.
The list specified with this command persists in kernel memory only
until the client machine reboots. To preserve it across reboots, either
list the interfaces in the local /etc/openafs/NetInfo file, or place
the appropriate fs setclientaddrs command in the machine's AFS
Changes made with this command do not propagate automatically to File
Servers to which the Cache Manager has already established a
connection. To force such File Servers to use the revised list, either
reboot each file server machine, or change the NetInfo file and reboot
the client machine.
The fs command interpreter verifies that each of the addresses
specified as a value for the -address argument is actually configured
with the operating system on the client machine. If it is not, the
command fails with an error message that marks the address as a
-address <client network interfaces>+
Specifies each IP address to place in the list of interfaces, in
dotted decimal format. Hostnames are not acceptable. Separate each
address with one or more spaces.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
confirms that each new interface was added to the Cache Manager's list.
The address appears in hexadecimal format to match the notation used in
the File Server log, /var/log/openafs/FileLog.
The following example sets the two interfaces that the Cache Manager
registers with File Servers.
% fs setclientaddrs 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11
The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.
NetInfo(5), NetRestrict(5), fileserver(8), fs_getclientaddrs(1)
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