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OpenAFS Version 1.3.x Overview

OpenAFS version 1.3.x

The latest OpenAFS client required when you upgraded to Windows XP Service Pack 2 looks and functions in a similar fashion to previous releases of OpenAFS.

It should be noted that any AFS drives that you had mapped in your previous OpenAFS installation will need to be remapped once you upgrade to version 1.3.x.

To access files stored in AFS, you must map at least one drive letter to a path in the AFS filespace.

To map drives to AFS:

  1. Access the Map Drive Letter dialog box using one of the following methods:

From the AFS Client Configuration utility:

  1. From the Start menu, choose Settings, then choose Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the AFS Client Configuration icon.
  3. Select the Drive Letters tab.
  4. Select the Add button. The Map Drive Letter dialog box appears.

From the AFS Client property box:

  1. Click the AFS Client icon in the taskbar. See Displaying the AFS Client Icon for more information.
  2. Select the Drive Letters tab.
  3. Select the Add button. The Map Drive Letter dialog box appears.
  4. In the Drive Letter box, select a network drive that is not being used or accept the default.
  5. In the AFS Path box, type a path to the AFS filespace.
  6. In the Description box, enter a short name to be associated with the specified drive letter and AFS path.

    Note: A drive letter description can have no more than 12 characters and cannot contain spaces or tabs.

  7. Select Restore this mapping whenever I log on if you want to connect to the specified location in the AFS filespace each time you log on.
  8. Click OK to establish the connection.

The drive letter and AFS path appear on the Drive Letters tab. The drive letter and description now appear in your Windows NT Explorer.

Note: By mapping a drive to the AFS filespace, you have also created a network share. The description that you supplied for the network drive mapping is associated with the specified AFS path as a submount. See Submounts for more information.

You can also mount drives in the AFS filespace that are mapped when the IBM AFS Client service starts; a user is not required to be logged on. These are global drive mappings. See Mapping Global Drives to AFS for more information.

The above was excerpted from the IBM AFS Client Help File. To access from your system configured with the Client, click on Start\Programs\OpenAFS\Client Help.