The bos removehost command removes the entry for each database server
machine specified with the -host argument from the
/etc/openafs/server/CellServDB file on the server machine named by the
After executing this command (and waiting for the Update Server to
propagate the changes, if it is used), restart the database server
processes on all database server machines to force election of a quorum
that includes the new set of machines listed in the
/etc/openafs/server/CellServDB file. The IBMAFS Quick Beginnings explains
in more detail how to add and remove database server machines.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine on which to change the
/etc/openafs/server/CellServDB file. Identify the machine by IP address or its
host name (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For
details, see bos(8).
In cells that use the Update Server to distribute the contents of the
/etc/openafs/server directory, it is conventional to specify only the system
control machine as a value for the -server argument. Otherwise, repeat
the command for each file server machine. For further discussion, see
-host <host name>+
Specifies the fully-qualified host name (such as "fs2.abc.com") of each
database server machine to remove from the CellServDB file.
-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
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following command removes the former database server machine
"db2.abc.com" from the CellServDB file on the system control machine
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a server
machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is
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