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bos_setcellname - Sets the cell's name in ThisCell and CellServDB
bos setcellname -server <machine name> -name <cell name>
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos setc -s <machine name> -n <cell name>
[-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l] [-h]
The bos setcellname command establishes the cell's name and makes the
server machine named by the -server argument a member of it, by
recording the value of the -name argument in two files which it creates
on the local disk:
· /etc/openafs/server/CellServDB. The cell name appears on the first
line in the file, preceded by the required ">" symbol. The machine
name specified with the -server argument appears on the second line
along with its IP address as obtained from the cell's naming
service. The machine is thus designated as the cell's first
database server machine.
Issue this command only when the installing the cell's first AFS server
machine. The OpenAFS Quick Start Guide explains how to copy over the
ThisCell and CellServDB files from this or another appropriate machine
during installation of additional server machines.
Be sure to choose a satisfactory cell name when issuing this command,
because changing a cell's name is very complicated; for one thing, it
requires changing every password in the Authentication Database.
Consult the OpenAFS Administration Guide for advice on choosing a cell
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine on which to set the cell name in the
ThisCell and CellServDB file. It is always the first machine
installed in a cell. Identify the machine by IP address or its host
name (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For
details, see bos(8).
-name <cell name>
Defines the cell name, using standard Internet domain name format
(the actual domain name is usually appropriate). Examples are
"abc.com" for the ABC Corporation and "stateu.edu" for the State
University. It must match the value of the -cell argument, if that
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter
presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication.
Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For
more details, see bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The following command defines the cell name "abc.com" in the ThisCell
and CellServDB files on the machine "fs1.abc.com" as it is installed as
the cell's first server machine.
% bos setcellname -server fs1.abc.com -name abc.com
Authorization checking is normally turned off during installation,
which is the only recommended time to use this command; in this case no
privilege is required. If authorization checking is turned on, the
issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged in as the
local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is included.
CellServDB(5), KeyFile(5), ThisCell(5), UserList(5), bos(8)
The OpenAFS Quick Start Guide at
The OpenAFS Administration Guide at
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