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 IBMAFS Quick Beginnings 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 IBMAFS Administration Guide for advice on choosing a cell name.
-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
-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 is provided.
-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 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.
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.
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